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While the new Note Correction Objects introduced in Auto-Tune Evo offer a very fast and powerful option for pitch correction, when used in combination with Auto-Tune Evo's superb pitch shifting and formant correction they also provide an extremely easy-to-use tool for literally re-sculpting an already recorded melody.
To demonstrate, we'll step though the process of modifying the melody of a phrase from one of the tutorial files that ship with Auto-Tune EFX. If you'd like to play along at home (which we highly recommend), you can download the files here.
1. Load the two files "hidin_vocal" and "hidin_accomp" into your DAW and instantiate Auto-Tune Evo on "hidin_vocal." Select Graphical Mode and be sure Formant is enabled.
2. Track the first 18 seconds of the file. We're going to be working on the phrase that lies between 14 and 18 seconds, so adjust the scroll and zoom to focus on that range and turn off Auto Scroll. Click the Make Notes button and adjust the Number of Note Objects control to 70. Your display should look something like this:
3. Select the Arrow tool and select the F# that starts just before 16.5 seconds. Move the cursor over the middle of the note, click on the note and drag it up four semitones to A#:
4. Select all the notes in the phrase and set their Retune Speed. Unless you're going for the Auto-Tune Vocal effect, we'd recommend a starting point of 13. Play the file and listen to the melodic change. Notice how Auto-Tune Evo's formant preservation maintains the natural quality of the singer's voice.
5. Select the Scissors tool and click on the G# at 17.5 seconds to cut it into two notes. Select the Arrow tool and drag the second of the two notes up to A. Then select the last note in the phrase and drag it up to A#. You should now see something like this:
6. Once you've moved all the Notes to the desired pitches, you can easily fine-tune the transitions between the new pitches by adjusting Retune Speeds, adjusting the starting and ending points of adjacent Note objects or selecting the Curve Tool and simply drawing the transitions of your choice. In this case, we've adjusted Note starting and ending points. Note the smoother transitions as indicated by the green Output Pitch curve.
This is just one example of the power and simplicity of using Note objects for pitch editing. Thanks to the superior pitch shifting and formant processing capabilities of Auto-Tune Evo's Evo™ Voice Processing Technology, you'll find that you're free to explore a whole new world of melodic possibilities. (Plus, if you're anything like us, you'll find that it's a whole lot of fun.)
Auto-Tune in the News
June's been a pretty entertaining month for Auto-Tune appearances in pop culture. Here're a few of our favorites:
That's it for this issue. Thanks for reading!
- The Whole Antares Crew
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