April 07th, 2017
Friday I spent time in open lab tuning the violins I recorded for “These Walls.” The violins weren’t far out of tune but I figured it could only help the sound. There were a total of 25 violin tracks (each layering at different parts). So to make them easier to edit I selected all 25 tracks in the edit window and went up to “File” scrolled down to “Export” and chose “Selected Tracks As New Session.” This created a new Pro Tools session with only the 25 violin tracks.
I inserted the plug-in Melodyne onto each violin track. I then created 25 new mono audio tracks so that I could print my tuned violins to the new tracks. I went through each track and adjusted the violins until they were in tune. When I was done I adjusted my levels and printed all 25 tracks to one audio track. This way I can re-import the violins into an updated session of “These Walls” as one track so that it doesn’t overwhelm Pro Tools.
I will be using the same technique when I tune my vocal tracks.