How To Create Interesting Vocal Effect With Pitcher

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How To Create Interesting Vocal Effect With Pitcher

With the right set of effects, you can turn any sound into something interesting. FL Studio has a set of effects and tools to manipulate audio in a variety of ways. One such tool is Pitcher. Pitcher is a real-time pitch-correction, manipulation & harmonization plugin that can correct and harmonize under MIDI control from a keyboard or the Piano roll.


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Anyway, here’s an audio example of what kind of vocal effect I’m going to teach you:

First the dry vocal:

And now with the effect:

I have also attached the FL Studio 10 project file which you can download and use freely. The original vocal clip I’m not allowed to share because it’s from a commercial sample library, but you can replace it with whatever sample material you have. Just remember to assign the sample to Mixer Track 1, because that’s where the effects are.

Here’s the video:

Download FL Studio project file (.flp)

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14 Comments

  1. That seems like it could add a real nice touch to some vocals. I need to download some good vocals and try this! Nice new tutorials by the way!!!

    Also, I have a question…You might not have the answer but I can’t figure it out!!
    I updated to FL 10, and its awesome, but when I place notes on the piano roll, about half of them end up as slide notes and I can’t figure it out….Its really bugging me!
    A friend told me it could be my midi setup but I have it set the same way I always have.

    Anyways I’m about to look at more forums to try and find an answer but thanks for the new tutorials!

    • Thanks Jon!

      Hmm.. that’s one strange problem you got there. Have you checked that the Slide -function isn’t active when you add the notes to the Piano Roll (you can activate/de-activate it via that triangle looking icon below the Tools -icon. Also, you can use keyboard shortcut Shift+S to toggle it on or off). ?

  2. Yeah its weird…I’ll look at the icon and it will be off and sometimes it will just click in when I place a note….but I’m going to re-install FL and see if that will work. Hopefully it will because I really like the new features.
    Thanks for the shortcut tip though 🙂 I didn’t know that lol

    • Yeah I’ve noticed the same problem, it seems to do it especially when placing notes directly above or below an existing note (maybe “predicting” a desire to create a slide effect??) but that could be coincidence… I agree it’s a pain though!

  3. amazing work man so simple but you know what your doing and your tutorials are legit! keep up the good work

  4. GRACIAS estan muy buenos sus tutoriales espero q siga poniendo mas tutoriales saludos desde lima-Peru

  5. Max Golovanov on

    Just’ve passed it – THX for nice tutorial Petri!

    BTW, ‘Correction speed’ wheel (located at the bottom left) adds even more interesting effect to the final output if you turn it to ‘Slower’ position.

    As FL Help for Pitcher says: “Slower settings are particularly useful when the vocal contains legato or glissando style singing” – & that’s our case 😉

  6. i love the magic to harmonise vocals, but i am still struggling to process one vocal like in the lead vocal. Backing vocals in wonderfull…….

  7. djquickrick on

    Your tutorials are great and have helped me along the way, thank you. I saw FLStudio beta 9.6 pitcher with the different interface and liked it. Is it possible to get that one, or is it just the retro version?

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