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Auto-Tune 8 Explained

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Getting Started

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    Tutorial 1



    Welcome to Auto-Tune 8 Explained! Here we'll briefly discuss what Auto-Tune is, and how we can use it to correct pitch.

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    Tutorial 2

    Installing & Authorizing


    Here we'll learn how to install and authorize the Auto-Tune software and find where its located in our DAW.

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    Tutorial 3

    Pitch Explained


    Learn what pitch and scales are, and learn how pitch is measured by the Auto-Tune plug-in.

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    Tutorial 4

    Interface Overview


    Here we'll briefly explore the various interfaces of Auto-Tune including the location of the common controls and how to switch between Automatic and Graphical modes.

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    Tutorial 5

    Whats New


    We'll take a quick look at the new features of Auto-Tune 8 like Flex-Tune, Low Latency Mode, Audio Feedback during editing, and a few new user preferences.

Automatic Mode

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    Tutorial 6

    Setting Up Automatic Mode


    Explore the input tracking control, tracking speed, and scale settings. Learn how we can transpose our audio, and adjust the formant and modify the throat length to modify the timbre of our vocal.

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    Tutorial 7

    Controlling Pitch Correction


    Learn how to control the amount of pitch correction by adjusting the Re-tune speed, Correction Style, Natural Vibrato and Humanize feature.

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    Tutorial 8

    Manipulating Vibrato


    Here we'll discuss what a singers vibrato is, and how we can use Auto-Tune to manipulate existing vibrato and even synthesize a vibrato if it doesn't exist.

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    Tutorial 9

    MIDI Control


    Explore how we can send a MIDI signal to the Auto-Tune plug-in so that we can control the pitch in real time or by using a pre-recorded MIDI sequence.

Graphical Mode

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    Tutorial 10

    Graphical Mode Overview


    Let's take a brief look at the interface of Graphical mode. Here we'll explore the Pitch Graph display and discuss the different workflows of editing in Graphical Mode.

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    Tutorial 11

    The Toolbar


    Here we'll locate the common editing tools for Graphical Mode and look at some of the options for the viewport.

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    Tutorial 12

    Editing Pitch Pt. 1


    Lets go a bit deeper and explore the different ways that we can edit our pitch by using the line tool, curves tool and note tool. Explore how to create note objects, curves and import note objects from a MIDI sequence.

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    Tutorial 13

    Editing Pitch Pt. 2


    In this example we'll see a real world example of retuning a section of a song using graphical mode.

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    Tutorial 14

    Editing Time


    Here we'll explain how to edit the timing of our input source by using the move point tool, and move region tool.

The next generation of industry standard tuning is here! Officially Authorized by Antares, studio expert Dave Askew brings you the definitive series on Auto-Tune 8, covering all of its features and functions as well as how to use it on vocals to create both a pitch perfect take, and the classic "overtuned" sound.

Starting with the basics, Dave shows you how to Install and Authorize AT8, and then gives you a video dedicated to the explanation of Pitch and Scales, including how Auto-Tune detects this information and is able to correct it. Next, you'll get a detailed Overview of the new Interface and Options, and a video specifically on What's New in Version 8.

Setup is then explained where you'll see how to make all the needed settings to get the optimal results when tuning your tracks. Dave wraps up his series with videos on Creating Vibrato, MIDI Control, Working in Graphic Mode, the individual Edit Tools, and How to Edit both Pitch and Time.

If you're new to Auto-Tune 8 or just want to really know it inside out, this series is worth its weight in gold... Take your tracks in for a tune up and watch "Auto-Tune 8 Explained" today.

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've been a musician since a very early age starting with playing the trumpet, guitar, bass, and piano. Not the drums though, my brother got those genes. I am an excellent finger drummer though to say the least!

2. What training have you had?

For formal training I took regular music lessons in grade school and high school which were fortified with training from private tutors. After school I joined the Army band and went through the Army School of Music as well. I'd like to say that most of what I've learned though came through experience and having hands-on opportunities.

3. When did you get into recording?

During my stay in the Army I was the live sound manager. I loved operating the mixing board but I loathed the 'live' environment. I truly enjoyed making things sound great but I didn't like the fact that there is so little room for error in the live setting. I had wished for more time to invest in being able to make something that sounds ok, turn into something phenomenal. I started by recording our Army band performances on a Yamaha AW1600 for fun, but really enjoyed that I could capture that moment then take my time to make it sound amazing without having to worry about the crowd booing. The rest is history!

4. People you have worked with/for?

A few musical highlights have been running live sound for the President of the US, and doing some on the side tech work for the band Dope. I also was able to work with Virus on one of his side projects. Over the years though my focus has been mainly in customer service and tech, so I've talked with thousands of industry professionals on a daily basis which have truly been too numerous to name individually.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Growing up I always felt that I spent a lot of time training myself how to do things, but oddly enough I always thought I'd never make a great teacher even though I'm a geek through and through. In the early part of my career I turned down so many opportunities to teach music and engineering. I think part of that came with my own insecurity of not having the formal education that society tells us that we need to succeed. It took a lot of time, practice, and personal education to get me past that hump of feeling confident in trusting that what I taught myself was legit. I've finally reached a point where I feel like I have a lot to offer in terms of knowledge, but most of it has come through investing the time with having the hands on experience that not even formally educated people get sometimes. I truly believe the best way to learn something is to get your hands on it and immerse yourself in every little detail. Groove 3 is a great avenue to be able to share that knowledge.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from well explained the way the features of Auto Tune explained here are so simplified that a beginner also would understand easily !!!
Date published: 2016-12-17
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