VoiceOne: Choosing the correct type of pitch shifting

Question

How do I choose between the three modes of pitch shifting (PureShift vs. Normal)?

Answer

Each of the possible shifting methods has its pros and cons:

 Normal Mode (Voice Modelling)
Hybrid 0% (PSOLA)
Hybrid Auto / Mixed (PSOLA + Instrumental)Hybrid 100% (Instrumental)
 
Pros

Overall high quality, very few artifacts for small and large shift amounts thanks to Voice Modeling.*

Formant corrected

Combinable with all other Voice Modeling Effects.

Very low latency

Formant Corrected

Very low latency

Happy medium between chipmunk effect* and PSOLA based artifacts*.

Very low latency

Very few artifacts for small shift amounts (less than 50 cents).

ConsHigher latency than with pure instrumental shifting.

Some artifacts due to the nature of the PSOLA shifting technique.*

Cannot be used with Growl, Spectral, Breath, or Resonance.

Cannot be used with Growl, Spectral, Breath, or Resonance.

Chipmunk effect for large shift amounts due to lack of formant correction.*

Cannot be used with Growl, Spectral, Breath, or Resonance.


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