Making skillful use of the Correct Pitch Macro
The Correct Pitch Macro can save you a lot of time and clicks by moving the notes you choose, by the amount you choose, towards the ideal pitch. In this way you can rapidly improve, and even perfect, the intonation of a passage – or make a start towards doing so before optimizing individual notes later on.
Of course, you have to know how to use the macro before you can profit from the accelerated workflow it allows.
The workflow looks like this:
- Select all the notes – ideally, excluding sibilants (see next tour)
- Open the macro and set the Intensity slider to the value that – to your ears – delivers the best results
- If certain notes still sound out of tune, after closing the macro you can edit them by hand (using the Pitch Tool) or by selecting those notes only and opening the macro a second time.
A point to note in this context:
Let’s suppose that on the first pass of the macro you set the intensity to 78 %. If you open it again with the same notes selected, you’ll notice the slider will be preset to 78 %. The macro has remembered this value; it remembers, in fact, the intensity setting for each individual note. Select instead only some of the same notes and this time increase the intensity to 90 %.
If you open the macro later, the setting displayed will be either 78 % or 90 % depending upon whether the note selected was one of the notes processed once only by the macro or belonged to the group that passed through the macro twice. With a mixed selection (comprising one or more notes from each group), the macro will display the range (78 % to 90 %).