Hailed as a "holy grail of recording" by Recording magazine, Auto-Tune is a multi-platform plug-in that corrects intonation problems in vocals or solo instruments, in real time, without distortion or artifacts, while preserving all of the expressive nuance of the original performance with audio quality so pristine that the only difference between what goes in and what comes out is the intonation. Over a typical pitch correction range, it is simply not possible to tell that a sound has been processed, except that it is perfectly in tune.
Auto-Tune is used daily by thousands of audio professionals around the world. Whether to save studio and editing time, ease the frustration of endless retakes, to save that otherwise once-in-a-lifetime performance, or to create striking special effects, Auto-Tune is the tool of choice.
Most common pitch problems can be corrected by Auto-Tune's Automatic Mode. Automatic Mode instantaneously detects the pitch of the input, identifies the closest pitch in a user-specified scale (including minor, major, chromatic and 26 historical and microtonal scales), and corrects the input pitch to match the scale pitch. A Retune Speed control lets you match the retune rate to virtually any performance style.
For meticulous tweaking, the Graphical Mode displays the performance's detected pitch envelope and allows you to draw in the desired pitch using a variety of graphics tools. This mode gives complete control over the correction or modification of the most elaborate expressive gestures.
Key new Auto-Tune 7 features include:
Integrated time correction and manipulation: Auto-Tune 7’s time control capabilities combine an extremely high-quality time shifting algorithm with an exceedingly intuitive user interface designed to make it quick and easy to correct timing errors or exercise your creative imagination. Auto-Tune 7’s time manipulation functions include the ability to move a point in time within a selected range as well as move a range in time within a larger range. The time functions have their own Undo/Redo controls independent of the pitch correction controls and an Enable button that allows you to instantly switch between your original audio and your time shifted audio.
Evo Voice Processing Technology: In 2008, Auto-Tune Evo introduced Antares’ seriously evolved Evo Voice Processing Technology, setting a new standard in pitch detection, pitch shifting, and formant processing performance. In the intervening years, Evo Voice Processing Technology has been integrated into Antares’ full line of vocal processing tools. Now, with Auto-Tune 7, we are introducing the second generation of Evo Voice Processing Technology, offering even more natural (if you want it to be) pitch shifting and throat modeling over a wider transposition range.
Create target notes from MIDI in Graphical Mode: When tracking pitch in Graphical Mode, Auto-Tune 7 will record any MIDI note information routed to it (either from another MIDI track or live from a MIDI controller) and (optionally) display the data on the Pitch Graph Display. You can then use the new Make Notes From MIDI function to convert the MIDI information into Note Correction Objects. Perfect for fine-tuning the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect or even completely redefining melodies.
Adjust Throat Length on an individual correction object basis: To give you maximum control over the timbre of your vocal tracks, Throat Length Adjustment is now an independent property of each individual correction object (Curve, Line or Note). While the overall Throat Length is still set by the master Throat Length knob, each correction object can have its own independent adjustment (either longer or shorter) as desired.
Enhanced Amplitude Envelope Display: Whenever time control is enabled, the Amplitude Envelope Display will display both the original audio and the time-shifted audio, updating in real time as you make your edits. So you'll always be able to see at a glance the results of your time edits relative to the original audio.
Enhanced Graphical Mode Adjust Vibrato function: Auto-Tune 7’s new Adjust Vibrato let's you modify the depth of any natural vibrato in the original performance. And since it is additive, acting on any already existing correction object, you are free to work on pitch correction and vibrato adjustment in any order desired.
Amplitude envelope in the graphical editing window: A display of the tracked audio's amplitude envelope now appears as a background element in the graphical editing window. While its primary function is to help make precise selections for time shifting, since it is always visible in the center of the window, it provides a helpful indication of the presence of tracked audio, even if that audio is currently beyond the upper or lower boundaries of the window.
Changes in v7.6.7
- Selecting either smooth scrolling or screen-by-screen scrolling when Auto-Scroll is enabled in Graphical Mode.
- Bugfix for a problem preventing window resizing in the Options dialog from being memorized in some hosts.
- Bugfix for a problem involving the detection of whether session data being loaded was saved from a 32-bit or 64-bit session.
- Bugfix for a problem that could cause Auto-Tune to use inaccurate scale information in sessions at other than 44.1kHz
- Bugfix for a session compatibility problem between 32-bit and 64-bit sessions that contained saved graphical correction objects.
- Bugfix for a problem that could result in a potential crash when drawing correction objects.
- Bugfix for a problem that resulted in time-warping not starting and ending at the correct locations.
- Bugfix for a problem in GarageBand where attempting to adjust a control would result in dragging the entire GUI.
Changes in v7.6.5
- 64bit support
Changes in v7.1.2
- Maintenance update
- Various minor bugfixes