I found myself in what I think is a pretty typical situation recently. A singer had laid down some parts. I had him try a bunch of harmony vocal ideas in different parts of the song. After he left the session, I went through all the takes, and ultimately chose the parts I wanted to use. But they weren’t originally recorded along with the lead vocal take I ultimately used. The phrasing was different.
Sure Logic has flex time, and I could manually go in and set up markers and anchor points, and carefully compress/expand each syllable to get things to sorta kinda’ line up. This is not only laborious, but it also leads to less than stellar and accurate sounding results.
I turned to Vocalign Project for the task and had everything time aligned in a few minutes. In this video, sponsored by SynchroArts, you can see how a few simple mouse clicks auto aligns dub tracks with the guide track. In this case, I used the lead vocal as the timing reference and had the harmony parts conform to the lead vocal phrasing.
I love purpose based solutions like this. The right tool for the right job! VocAlign comes in two flavours. VocAlign Project, and VocAlign Pro. In this case, the Project version was all I needed. Check out the video; the results are impressive!