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Nuendo® 5 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Ashley Shepherd

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VariAudio

VariAudio is Nuendo’s built-in auto-tuning and time stretching editor. Similar to the ubiquitous AutoTune and Melodyne software, VariAudio can adjust the pitch of individual notes in an audio recording. The most obvious use for this tool is the tuning of vocals, but it certainly is not limited to that use alone and can be effective as a sound design tool for manipulating sounds in new and creative ways.

To access the VariAudio features, first open an audio event in the sample editor by double-clicking an event. For this example, a vocal will be used. It needs to be tuned to perfect the performance.

Tuning the Lead Vocal

Vocal tuning has become a very normal procedure in pop music production over the last 5–10 years, taking each performance ...

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