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  • What is a good (free) audio plugin for Vegas Pro17 to gradually pitch shift?

    Posted by Greg Wedgwood on October 11, 2023 at 9:18 am

    Hey! I was just after the effect of pitch shifting gradually. Eg the song might start in the key of G and over 3 seconds lowers to the key of E. I know how to pitch shift if the song didn’t need to change (eg consistently a G) and I’ve had a look on youtube for a solution, but apparently it’s not possible in the base program to do so. Does anyone know a good plugin to use so I can get this effect? Thanks 🙂

    Juan R. ríos replied 7 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Aivis Zons

    October 11, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Hey, I’d like to preface by saying that I’m no audio engineer so to judge whether this plugin is “good” or not is slightly beyond me, but I did find a potential solution for you, sounded alright to me.

    So one free option that could do the job is Graillon.
    Use the installation .exe and for Vegas Pro 17 you’ll need the VST2.4 version. I believe starting with Vegas Pro 20 you can use VST3 version. Install, restart Vegas Pro and it should be added automatically.

    Then you need to add this effect to the whole track, not the audio clip. After that I’ve attached screenshots of where to find the fx automation button and then look for pitch shift. Tick that, click OK and you should get an envelope for pitch shift on your track. Then add your points and you’ll get a gradual pitch shift.
    My screenshots are from VP20, but functionally the process is the same for VP17 – tested, worked.

    The free version does still offer some customization, you can tweak some settings, but some panels are locked.

  • Greg Wedgwood

    October 12, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Thanks man, I’ve got it installed but its not showing up in my vegas file anywhere. I’ve tried following alex’s video to install it but since its not an sfpreset file it’s not picking it up. Am I doing something wrong and being dumb?

    Alex vid: https://youtu.be/oJtnZQYY4rY

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  • Aivis Zons

    October 12, 2023 at 10:40 pm

    So with this plugin the tutorial you linked isn’t what you’re looking for. That’s for presets, this is a plugin. Bit of a misleading title there.
    With this one you simply launch the .exe file and it should automatically install to the correct location. If you changed the default destination folder – that might’ve caused the issue.

    I suggest you simply launch the installer again without changing any of the the destination folders.

    Alternatively the slightly more complex approach would be to open vegas, go to Options -> Preferences -> VST Efects and for the Alternate VST search folder – browse to where you installed this plugin, click ok and then click the refresh button below the list.

  • Greg Wedgwood

    October 13, 2023 at 10:27 am

    Heheh, that last method worked for me. Thank you so much man, massive help 🙂

  • Brie Clayton

    October 13, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you for the solve, Aivis!

  • Juan R. ríos

    October 13, 2023 at 2:43 pm

    Using Vegas’ internal FX “Vibrato” may help. Here’s how to use it:

    https://youtu.be/9Ou8vA_qiPo?si=NrvEDfw9Wv_55Z9z

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