How to use Elastic Audio in Pro Tools

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Have you ever wondered what the song you recorded would sound like if you could only change the tempo? Ever thought it would be convenient to tighten up performances without having to tediously edit every single note?

In this video, Ben Lindell shows you how you can use Elastic Audio to make changes ranging from subtle to extreme.

You’ll learn:

  • The various types of Elastic Audio algorithms and what they are best suited for
  • The difference between time and tick based tracks
  • How to change an audio region from being sample based to tick based
  • How to avoid audible phase issues that result from multi-mic’d instruments
  • Essential keyboard shortcuts that speed up your workflow
  • Tips and tricks for using Warp Markers
  • How to conserve the original groove of the song while tightening up key elements of the performance
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Ben Lindell

Ben is a NYC based producer/engineer who has worked with artists from MGMT to Soulja Boy, Bebel Giberto to Lloyd Banks, Ryan Leslie, Olivia, Tony Yayo, Red Cafe, Edie Brickell, Carole Pope and hundreds of other artists from around the world. He grew up in Iowa and then attended the University of Miami.

In addition to being a fantastic musician he is also a tremendous geek when it comes to anything technical, be it software, plug-ins, microphones or outboard gear. It's this marriage of musical creativity and technical know-how that makes him an in demand producer/engineer.


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2020 Jun 21
This is a great video that explains it very simply and concisely. The ONLY thing I would change is that it's incredibly quiet. I had to crank my interface to make it loud enough to hear
2016 Dec 13
Thanks Ben. Just one quick question - when would you personally change the elastic audio algorithm to xform? I normally do this once I'm happy with it the editing and before I commit the audio. I find it generally helps the sound. Thanks heaps!
2016 Aug 18
Tio pelo amor de me: voce faz um beat de grassa pra min!tenho uma musica de rap dificil de acha a base
2014 Jul 27
Thanks Ben for this...explained very, very well. Your the best. Fab too!
2014 Jul 07
Very good! I have used it many times. But the vid gives you some extra tid bits that makes my life easier. Thanks
2014 Jun 30
Thank you,that really helps !
Alex Mirniy
2014 Jun 26
2014 Jun 17
Collecting the groove from one audio file using Beat Detective then quantizing another track using Elastic Audio and the Groove Clip Board. Hope that makes sense : )
2014 Jun 17
Will the PureMix team be making another video on Elastic Audio that shows how to quantize an audio track using Beat Detective's groove clipboard function? Perhaps you already have in another video?
2014 Jun 16
Good Video, Thanks!!!!
2014 Jun 12
Great video man...thanks