In this free video tutorial Russ responses to those who are struggling to use Elastic Audio in Pro Tools and finding audible artifacts in the sound. This shows how careful preparation fixes this issue.
Elastic Audio provides track-based Real-Time and Rendered Time Compression and Expansion (TCE) and clip-based pitch shifting (transposi- tion). Pro Tools Elastic Audio uses exceptionally high-quality transient detection algorithms, beat and tempo analysis, and real-time TCE and pitch shifting processing algorithms. Elastic Audio lets you quickly and easily transpose the pitch of audio clips and tempo conform (beat match) audio to the session’s Tempo map. It also provides an unprece- dented degree of control over transient detection and TCE processing on an event-by-event basis.
With Elastic Audio, Pro Tools analyzes entire audio files for transient events. For example, an event can be a drum hit, a sung note, or chord played by a guitar. These detected events can then serve as control points for warping the audio. Pro Tools can warp (TCE) audio events automatically, such as automatically conforming audio to the session tempo or quantizing audio events, or you can warp audio manually using standard editing tools in Warp view.
Elastic Audio is useful in several common workflows: working with loops, correcting performances, remixing, sound design and special effects, and film scoring.