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Ubern00b - taking audio from YouTube

Discussion in 'music making & live music' started by Corax, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Corax

    Corax This will change your life: http://bit.ly/19lPFRa

    Aaah, I couldn't resist. Exporting to wav works like a breeze, and I now have a few little samples to play about with. That was dead easy once I had the mp3 via that link ska. :cool:

    Every day I'm shufflin' :D

    Need to speed the clip up a bit to fit the beats, but I'm sure I'll work that out when I play around with audacity a bit. :)
     
  2. Corax

    Corax This will change your life: http://bit.ly/19lPFRa

    Another ubern00b question! :D

    I've taken a song from YouTube, cut the riff out in Audacity, exported it as a Wav and put it into an LMMS project. But how the hell do I get it to match the time signature neatly? Trial and error's only going to get me so far - I think I need to understand a bit more theory at this point...
     
  3. ska invita

    ska invita yes yes

    Hi Corax - as I dont know LMMS I cant answer - in my sequencer you can either "time stretch" or "pitch" up the audio (which makes it faster or slower, but also go all squeaky or low pitched). Search the help file in LMMS for those two terms and see what you find. Time stretch is probably best for you if you have it.

    Ive never used Audacity to do this, but a quick look shows it has Pitch and also something called Time Scale. They might be able to help in this.

    If all else fails there's an excellent free Time stretch tool in the thread about Kate Bush slowed down in the music forum. THat will get your clip to whatever length you want without effecting the pitch.Basically you feed in a percentage of how much longer short you want it to be. 200% is twice as long. 80% will squash it a fifth.

    Best to try LMMS first, as it might most easily get it to the exactly right length without any hassle. Or not!
     
  4. ska invita

    ska invita yes yes

    Still shuffling Corax?
     
  5. Corax

    Corax This will change your life: http://bit.ly/19lPFRa

    Found using samples a bit frustrating, but was starting to make some progress. Since then I've been swamped at work so not been feeling hugely creative in the evenings! It'll take me months to be a world-famous superstar at this rate. :rolleyes:
     

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