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Resolve audio speed change - awful quality

PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:42 pm
by arconz
Resolve Studio 17.4 - Increasing a voice track speed to just 105% results in a horribly metallic sounding voice (pitch maintained). I haven't had this happen in any app before... I've searched & found one post detailing the problem from 2019 - the only recommendation was to add a Distortion FX with Level set to zero. Tried it & every playback sounds random, most like a robot that has tried to eat a screwdriver lol.

Surely there is an actual solution for this & any help much apprec.

Re: Resolve audio speed change - awful quality

PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:09 am
by Reynaud Venter
May be worth testing with version 18 as it includes an improvement to the quality of time stretched audio on the Fairlight page.

Re: Resolve audio speed change - awful quality

PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:54 am
by okiewardoyo
arconz wrote:Resolve Studio 17.4 - Increasing a voice track speed to just 105% results in a horribly metallic sounding voice (pitch maintained). I haven't had this happen in any app before... I've searched & found one post detailing the problem from 2019 - the only recommendation was to add a Distortion FX with Level set to zero. Tried it & every playback sounds random, most like a robot that has tried to eat a screwdriver lol.

Surely there is an actual solution for this & any help much apprec.

I never found the problem using 18. Try it. 200% of speed no problem with the sound.

Re: Resolve audio speed change - awful quality

PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:34 pm
by Jim Simon
I've never gotten what I would consider "good" results when trying to maintain pitch.

Allowing the pitch to shift, as is natural for audio when you change speed, has always produced much better results for me.

Re: Resolve audio speed change - awful quality

PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:10 pm
by arconz
Jim Simon wrote:I've never gotten what I would consider "good" results when trying to maintain pitch.

Allowing the pitch to shift, as is natural for audio when you change speed, has always produced much better results for me.


This is not acceptable for editing software though... TVC directors worth their salt are not going to take an an editor seriously who can't re-time voice talent or musical scores without changing pitch.

Thanks for all responses & I will download 18.x once I'm finished the current project (I'm assuming it over-writes 17?). For now I downloaded Audacity which handled it.

Re: Resolve audio speed change - awful quality

PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:12 pm
by Jim Simon
(18 will overwrite 17.)

Re: Resolve audio speed change - awful quality

PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2022 4:12 pm
by khall187
arconz wrote:
Jim Simon wrote:I've never gotten what I would consider "good" results when trying to maintain pitch.

Allowing the pitch to shift, as is natural for audio when you change speed, has always produced much better results for me.


This is not acceptable for editing software though... TVC directors worth their salt are not going to take an an editor seriously who can't re-time voice talent or musical scores without changing pitch.

Thanks for all responses & I will download 18.x once I'm finished the current project (I'm assuming it over-writes 17?). For now I downloaded Audacity which handled it.


What's the verdict? Did upgrading to 18 help?