How to Change Pitch in Logic Pro X

By Richard Pryn •  Updated: 10/26/22 •  2 min read

In this post I show you how to change pitch in Logic Pro X.

The first thing I want to highlight to you is that we are changing the pitch of an audio file NOT a midi file.

Without further ado, here are the steps you need to take to change the pitch.

Change Pitch Of An Audio File In Logic Pro X

Select the file you want to edit and open up the ‘File‘ window by pressing ‘W

In the file window select ‘Functions‘ and in the drop down menu select ‘Time and Pitch Machine

Under the ‘Pitch‘ section below where it says ‘Destination‘ select how many cents up or down you want to transpose the audio file.

If you are unsure as to how many cents to put in then you can follow this little table to help you out.

How many Cents in Semitones

1 semitone Minor second100
2 semitone Major second200
3 semitone Minor third300
4 semitoneMajor third400
5 semitonePerfect fourth500
6 semitoneTritone/diminished fifth600
7 semitonePerfect fifth700
8 semitoneMinor sixth800
9 semitoneMajor sixth900
10 semitoneMinor seventh1000
11 semitoneMajor seventh1100
12 semitoneOctave1200
This table will help you to understand how much you need to transpose in the time and pitch machine to get the desired pitch change.

I have also created a tutorial if you are looking to pitch bend your MIDI and fade out your files.

Richard Pryn

Hey there. I am an award winning composer for movie trailers, including Bladerunner 2049, Diablo II, WandaVision, and loads more. I am the founder of The Trailer Music School where my aim is to teach everything I know about music composition, production, and generally being a functional human being. I podcast, blog, vlog and jog (sometimes). I also love coffee, nachos and self-improvement. I live with my wife, three kids and numerous pets. I am also known by my pseudonym, Richard Schrieber (it’s a long story).

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