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How to Nightcore a song! (NIGHTCORE TUTORIAL)

Postby Maikel631 » May 8th, 2010, 1:28 pm

How to Nightcore a song! (NIGHTCORE TUTORIAL)

Universally, the definition of 'Nightcore' is raising the speed (tempo and pitch) of a techno/trance/dance song, creating a happier, upbeat sound.
If you would like to learn more about Nightcore and it's origins, click here.


Audacity Tutorial:
(recommended, for beginners)


First, find a song that would sound good in Nightcore style. This is actually the hardest part of this tutorial. Many people tried but failed, when making Nightcore songs. So.. Be prepared to spend a long time searching for Nightcoreable songs. Look for slow songs with female vocals! These are usually the best choices.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT WHEN LOOKING FOR SONGS TO NIGHTCORE, YOU SHOULD STAY AROUND THE GENRES OF EUROTRANCE, EURODANCE, VOCAL TRANCE, AND DANCE. ANY OTHER GENRES SPED UP (ROCK/COUNTRY/POP/ETC) SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED NIGHTCORE SONGS, BUT RATHER SPEED EDITS.
(there are so many people on YouTube who make this mistake that it's ridiculous!)

Now, we’ll start:

1: Get the free Audacity software from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
2: Import the audio you want to make a Nightcore song from into Audacity
3: Press Effect --> Change Pitch. Increase the pitch between 20 to 30 percent.
4: Press Effect --> Change Tempo. Increase the tempo between 20 to 30 percent.
These numbers are mere guidelines; feel free to experiment until you find what sounds best. ** (see below)
5: Press File and export the song in the format you want it.

Enjoy your Nightcore song!

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WavePad Sound Editor Tutorial:
(somewhat advanced xD)


Personally, I use the program WavePad Sound Editor ;)
I think its very easy to use and gives supah quality, better than Audacity :)
It's not free, though. You can download a fully-functional demo that will last for 30 days.
The website for it is here: http://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/index.html

--> In the program I do:
1: Load the original song
2: Go to Effects...
3: click Speed and Pitch change...
4: There add a number (mostly choose) between 125 and 130.
--> thats what I also choose ;)

These numbers are mere guidelines; feel free to experiment until you find what sounds best. ** (see below)

ENJOY MAKING THEM!! :D

If you liked this tutorial, please come check out my Nightcore channel:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Maikel6311

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** When Nightcoring songs, PLEASE make sure to keep these handy tips in mind:

unholy ftw wrote:anyways people, also make sure that your song does not approach a chipmunk-ish pitch (that is not nightcore, thats alvin and the chipmunks). and secondly, using certain effects as well as bass boost can distort your songs, make sure to maintain sound quality as high as possible (128kbps+ and 320kbps preferred). USE HIGH QUALITY AUDIO FILES for nightcore songs!!!

DO NOT rip Nightcore songs other people have uploaded and upload them on your own channel! This is blatant theft and unoriginality.
If you upload a Nightcore song which has already been uploaded before, PLEASE try to give credits to the first uploader.
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Re: How to Nightcore a song! It's back xD

Postby jordesu » May 8th, 2010, 7:51 pm

About Wavepad Sound Editor...

I'd say about 127 was a good speed to nightcore, it depends on the song I reckon.
If the voice is already sorta high-ish already, go for 124/125
If it's average or low, then we make love to 127.

Although 125 and 127 are only 2 away from each other, you can sorta notice a difference.
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Re: How to Nightcore a song! It's back xD

Postby Maikel631 » May 8th, 2010, 10:53 pm

Use your own creativity ;)
Try to stay close to the hmm... 125-130 range.
somebit lower as 125, also possible, but not to much.
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Re: How to Nightcore a song! It's back xD

Postby RaveComing » May 11th, 2010, 12:28 am

For you peeps who can't get Wavepad, just get audacity (freeware). Does same job, just a lower output quality.
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Re: How to Nightcore a song! It's back xD

Postby jordesu » May 13th, 2010, 12:55 pm

For Audacity...

just speed up by 27
(Effects > Change Speed > 27)

and pitch by 10
(Effects > Change Pitch > 10)
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Re: How to Nightcore a song! It's back xD

Postby RaveComing » May 13th, 2010, 2:34 pm

27... O.O You guys making them WAYYYY to fast xD Anyway, I don't think you should put a set number... Mine always varies from song to song, be it pitch or speed (except when with wavepad... but that's another story xD)
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Re: How to Nightcore a song! It's back xD

Postby Dubstep Girl » June 16th, 2010, 7:03 am

yay this is still here.

anyways people, also make sure that your song does not approach a chipmunk-ish pitch (that is not nightcore, thats alvin and the chipmunks). and secondly, using certain effects as well as bass boost can distort your songs, make sure to maintain sound quality as high as possible (128kbps+ and 320kbps preferred). USE HIGH QUALITY AUDIO FILES for nightcore songs!!!
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Re: How to Nightcore a song! It's back xD

Postby suprakill » July 8th, 2010, 6:25 pm

hello all,i'm new on the forum^^ and i started posting nighcore song on youtube and i want to know how to add more effect to the voice,do we need to use a software like virtual dj?
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Re: How to Nightcore a song! It's back xD

Postby jordesu » July 8th, 2010, 8:35 pm

You could nightcore a song on 'Virtual DJ', but it's not practical.
Virtual DJ is more for making mixes and stuff.

If you wanna do some basics with a song
Then it's Audacity or Wavepad that you should use.

If you wanna go big
and start making/remixing songs.
Then whack on Fruity Loops xD
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Re: How to Nightcore a song! It's back xD

Postby Grizz » September 19th, 2010, 6:21 pm

I guess you should mention that you can also use the FREE version of Wavepad to nightcore songs
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