In this free Pro Tools video tutorial Russ takes a look at the Avid Pitch II plug-in, in this short tutorial he shows how it can be used on guitars.
Read Understanding the Pro Tools Pitch II plug-in for more information
What Avid Say About The Pitch II Plug-in
Pitch II is a pitch-shifting plug-in that is available in DSP, Native, and AudioSuite formats. Pitch II is designed for a variety of audio production applications, ranging from pitch correction of musical material to sound design.
Pitch II supports 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, and 96 kHz sample rates for all plug-in formats. Pitch II also supports 176.4 kHz and 192 kHz sample rates for Native and AudioSuite plug-in formats.
Pitch II is available in mono, mono-to-stereo, and stereo channel formats.
Pitch processing typically uses the technique of varying sample playback rate to achieve pitch transposition. Changing audio sample playback rate results in the digital equivalent of vari-speed- ing with tape. This is usually unsatisfactory since it changes the overall duration of the material.
Pitch transposition with Pitch II involves a much more complex technique. Pitch II digitally re- aligns portions of the re-sampled audio waveform itself, while using de-glitching crossfades to mini- mize undesirable artifacts. The result is a processed signal that is transposed in pitch, but still retains the same overall duration of the original, unprocessed signal.