>UP THIS ISSUE:
+ Antares Tips & Tricks
+ Auto-Tune at the Streamy Awards
+ Auto-Tune Live with the Black Eyed Peas
If you're already a member of the Antares Online Community, you've probably noticed that we've recently set up a Tips & Tricks section in the Antares Community Forum. This is the place for Antares product specialists and Community members to post creative and time-saving techniques for using Antares plug-ins.
Recent entries have included:
And there's lots more to come.
Of course, you don't have to be a member of the Antares Online Community to read the Tips & Tricks, but if you do join (which takes only a minute or two), you'll be able to participate in all of the Community functions, including posting to the forum, creating your own profile with examples of your music, and posting your own cool tips and tricks. So, if you haven't already, come on by and join.
Earlier this month, the 2010 Streamy Awards for excellence in original web television programming were presented in Los Angeles and Auto-Tune was well-represented. The Gregory Brothers won the award for Best News or Politics Web Series for Auto-Tune the News, as well as the craft award for Best Original Music in a Web Series. And the inimitable "Weird Al" Yankovic won the award for Best Guest Star in a Web Series for his appearance in Know Your Meme: "Weird Al" Yankovic Helps Explain Auto-Tune.
While tradition mandates that we offer our congratulations to all the winners, we can't help but offer extra-special congratulations to those associated with Auto-Tune. (And if you've just happened to emerge from your two-year cave retreat and haven't watched the award-winning videos, we highly encourage you to follow the links above and enjoy.)
With the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect having become one of the signature vocal sounds of our time, there has been a growing need to be able to allow artists to incorporate it into live performances. To give you some idea of the challenges of mixing a large stadium concert, those wonderful folks at the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus have produced an informative video interview with FOH engineer Dave Haines. Dave gives a tour of his station at the front of the house during the Black Eyed Pea's 2010 E.N.D World Tour and talks about the incorporation of effects plug-ins, including the real-time use of Auto-Tune.
That's it for this month. Thanks for reading!
- The Whole Antares Crew
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