+  Steve Morse Checks Out Auto-Tune for Guitar
 +  Vocal Express Now Available Worldwide




Steve Morse Checks Out Auto-Tune for Guitar
Dr. Andy and (some of) The Crew Travel to the Wilds of Southern California to Preview Auto-Tune for Guitar Technology with Steve Morse

To any fan of contemporary guitar, Steve Morse needs no introduction (although, that being said, we're about to introduce him anyway). As the founder of Dixie Dregs and The Steve Morse Band, onetime guitarist with Kansas and, since 1994, guitarist with Deep Purple, Steve was voted "Best Overall Guitarist" by Guitar Player magazine for five years running, earning him a spot in their rarified "Guitar Player Hall of Fame". Flying ColorsMost recently, he's recorded and performed as a member of the progressive rock supergroup Flying Colors with Casey McPherson, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue and Mike Portnoy. Needless to say, we were very enthusiastic about the opportunity to have him preview Auto-Tune for Guitar technology and give us his feedback.

So it was that early last month, Dr. Andy and his posse of Antares Crew members headed down to Southern California where Steve was preparing for Flying Color's first live tour. In spite of it being the last day before the tour began, Steve was kind enough to take time from the final rehearsal to try out the Auto-Tune for Guitar technology and share his reaction with us. Long story short, he was distinctly impressed, not least of all with his observation that not only did the technology do what it is intended to, but that it did it with no detectable latency.

Here for your enjoyment are some pictures from that day:

Steve Morse and Dr. Andy Steve checks out an Auto-Tune for Guitar-equipped guitar under the watchful eye of Dr. Andy

And likes what he hears D. Andy and Steve Morse

Steve Morse Confirming that Auto-Tune for Guitar deals with harmonics with aplomb

Checking out a prototype Peavey AT-200 Steve Morse

Steve Morse

And expressing enthusiasm for the technology

Steve Morse and Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy demonstrating MIDI control via an iPad

Once again, thanks to Steve for taking the time on the eve of his tour to meet with us. And if you haven't already, be sure to check out Flying Color's debut album. It's awesome.

The Peavey AT-200, the first Auto-Tune for Guitar-equipped guitar, will be hitting the market very soon. Watch your inbox for news of its release and other exciting Auto-Tune for Guitar developments.

Vocal Express Now Available Worldwide

Vocal Express While we've got your attention, just a quick reminder that Vocal Express Production Tools for Vocalists is now available from Antares dealers worldwide. Vocal Express is an incredibly affordable bundle of five essential vocal processing plug-ins designed to make it incredibly easy to create polished, great-sounding vocal tracks.

Combining Auto-Tune pitch correction and the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect, stereo doubling, smart compression and limiting, analog tube modeling and extreme voice mangling, the Vocal Express plug-ins take advantage of Antares' ground-breaking Evo™ Voice Processing Technology to provide professional results with a minimum of hassle. Whether you're using GarageBand, Logic, Live, Cubase, Pro Tools, Sonar or other leading digital recording software, Vocal Express adds Antares' world-class vocal processing tools to your production workflow.

Learn all about Vocal Express, then head over to your local Antares Dealer or the Antares Online Store to pick up your copy.


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