Use of APE for speech (and even rap) ...

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Post 22 Dec 2020

I've been doing this for years ...

It started with just sliding duplicate layers with the comp editor for an audio drama I recorded way back in 2012 (for pitch, I used either Neptune or transpose on isolated clips ... I think), ...

So anyway, speech performances can be greatly improved with adjustments of both rhythm and pitch. If you have a monotone speaker, APE can breathe both life and expression into their recordings. With rap, I've used it to manipulate their pitch and flows to better suit my track.

When I was a recording engineer I found myself being merciless with their performance in the booth. They couldn't hear it, and for years I used to wonder if I was just overthinking.

I wasn't.

With APE I'm able to make those minute adjustments I wanted them to make to great effect.

I mostly do this when adapting an acapella to my own track.

I also used it to enhance a promo video for a mental health campaign I was involved in a couple of years ago. Now, this isn't a Reason exclusive capability, but I just thought I'd share.

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