I got tired of waiting for Realivox and Garritan Choirs, so I'm preparing to record my vocals live. I am using non-professional singers, because I can't afford pros. My only concern is that range of some numbers (which were written for B'way singers) might be too difficult for them.
I am using Sonar PE 6 and I can't afford to buy anything new right now. I am wondering if it has any tools to change the pitch of the recorded vocals if the singer can't reach the top or bottom notes. And, if so, what does it sound like? (Does it sound electronic or unnaturally altered?)
I am hoping that if there are any problem numbers, I can transpose them into a more comfortable range for the singer during the recording and them re-transposing it and changing the pitch of the vocals in post. (I don't want to permanently transpose any of the songs because I have arranged them in the best keys for the orchestra and I know pro singers can handle the melodies as written.)