Over the last decade, autotune has evolved from a subtlety producers and engineers use to alter vocals and correct out of tune notes to a full-blown identity for certain musicians. Now, predominantly used in the realms of trap and left-field pop music, fans will even be able to identify an artist just by the way their distinct autotune sounds. There are a variety of plugins available which can generate these desired sounds, so to help you get to grips with what autotune does and the best tools for the job, we’ve put together a list of the best autotune plugins on the market.
Auto-Tune Pro is the most complete and advanced edition of Auto Tune for Windows PC.It includes both Auto Mode, for real-time pitch correction and effects, and Graph Mode, for detailed pitch and time editing.For twenty years, the tool has been the professional standard for pitch correction, and the tool of choice for the most iconic vocal. Auto-tune is every vocal mixer's must-have. But which Auto-tune VST plugin should you go for? The obvious answer is the Antares Autotune. While it's the best vocal VST plugin out there, not everyone can spend $400+ on just 1 tool. That's why I present you MAutoPitch, one of the best Auto-tune. Learn more about Auto-Tune, the music industry standard for pitch correction and vocal effects. Shop and learn about the best plug-ins for pitch correction, vocal effects, voice processing, and noise reduction. Auto-Tune Pro, Auto-Tune Artist, Auto-Tune EFX+, Auto-Tune.
We use the latest techniques and technology to craft your performance to perfection, using the most advanced software like Melodyne, Elastic Audio, Auto Tune, Flex Tuning, iZotope Nectar and Waves Tune. These are all fantastic tools with different nuances that give us the ability to manipulate your audio tracks the way you want.
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What is Autotune?
Autotune essentially is a piece of digital software which can alter the pitch of a singer’s voice during a live performance or afterwards in post-production. The way autotune works is by changing the speed of the vibration of a certain note to increase or decrease the pitch. To create a seamless and smooth sound, autotune can then remove or add vibrations to keep the duration of the note the required length. Although this highly sought after robotic effect can be created by a vocoder and talkbox it’s important not to get them confused. The vocoder, which was invented in 1938, synthesizes human speech using different band frequencies whereas a talkbox lets musicians shape the sound of an instrument using their mouth and a plastic tube.
1. Antares Audio Technologies Auto-Tune
As the original developers and registered trademark owners of the autotune effect, it only seems right to head up our list with Antares Audio Technologies Auto-Tune. Since its initial release in 1997 Antares Auto-Tune plugins have come a long way. They now have a number of different versions available such as their flagship Auto-Tune Pro ($399) which is the most complete and advanced edition of Auto-Tune to their affordable Auto-Key ($49) and everything in between. Antares Auto-Tune is great for both detailed transparent tuning and creating that extreme autotune effect using a MIDI keyboard. Check out their different audio devices here.
2. Waves OVox
Our partners, Waves Audio, are renowned for the quality of their audio plugins – and their autotune plugin is no different. OVox is an all in one powerhouse which enables you to pitch, tune, harmonize and arpeggiate vocals as well as create classic vocoder & talkbox effects. The Note Mapper allows you to easily work with chords, scales and harmonies adding Daft Punk-style robotic tones to your vocals.
Although Antares were the first to create the autotune effect, Celemony developed their own stand-out take on the effect with Melodyne. Melodyne enables music producers and sound engineers to edit audio in crystal clear ways by editing notes directly. The ability to manipulate the pitch, formants, dynamics and timing of the on-screen notes allows you to reimagine and edit vocals, piano, guitar, synth and more hours, weeks or even years after the recording session. Although not the best for extreme autotune effects the 99€ essential version is great for detailed transparent tuning.
4. The Mouth
From Tim Exile, the man who brought us ‘The Finger‘, The Mouth helps generate melodies and harmonies out of any audio you feed into it. Whether you’re a singer, beatboxer, bass guitarist or synth player, you’ll be able to channel your sounds into The Mouth. The plugin is able to detect the pitch of an incoming audio source, autotune it and transform it into a scale or customised melody from MIDI notes.
5. Logic Pro’s Flex Pitch
Logic Pro’s inbuilt Flex Pitch is a stock plugin which can yield fantastic results. When activated, Flex Pitch splits your vocal or audio sample up into separate pitches so it’s easy to see which notes are being triggered by the sound. Once editing your audio samples you’ll be able to automate the volume, adjust vibrato, the formant and more giving you complete control of how your sound will end up. Take it to the extreme or keep your edits subtle with Logic’s Flex Pitch.
6. BeatLab’s Autotune for Ableton Live
Our friends over at BeatLab have modded Cycling 74 Autotuna which is included in Max 7 Pitch and Time Machine pack. Now, with BeatLab’s moded autotune, you can easily select which scale you want to pitch correctly. It’s incredibly simple and easy to use – see for yourself by watching the video here.
The above list is by no means exhaustive and represents just a small amount of the very best of the wealth of autotune plugins available to producers today. Though the above plugins are, in our opinion, our favourite and most-used in our own productions, it’s always best to experiment with others to find out what works for you.
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AUDIOTUNE IS THE APP OF THE WEEK!
Limited Edition Pitch Correction app & AUv3 PlUGIN
AudioTune is the new pitch correction app from AudioKit and Coda Labs. It features a brand new pitch correction algorithm by Daniel Kuntz. This code has never been seen before on iOS.
Make vocals and instruments sound more in tune, or add creative robotic tuning effects in real-time with nearly zero latency.
Control your voice with a MIDI keyboard while using the app as an AUv3 Plugin:
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- Effortlessly tune audio, automatically
- Take it on the go for your iPhone or iPad
- Perfect for live performances, songwriting, music production, vocal training, practice, and more
- Record your creations and ideas without leaving the app
- Create your own scales
- Play the onboard keys to manipulate your voice in realtime
- Use the app as a plugin in your favorite iOS DAW:
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- AUv3 plugin allows you to MIDI manipulate your voice!
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- Real time pitch correction for monophonic signals from 60Hz to 700Hz.
- Works on male and female voices.
- Control the correction amount and correction speed for natural or robotic sounding output.
- Tune to 144 different scales.
- Use in standalone with wired or wireless headphones.
- Shortcut to process audio files in standalone.
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