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Just as eq, reverb, and delay are an essential part of every vocal chain, Auto-Tune is a “must-have” for most of today’s top charting and indie artists.

In this post, we take a look at the recent Future “Legendary Nights” tour and how they leverage Auto-Tune to preserve the sonic integrity of the records and translate studio to stage.

The Future Legendary Nights Tour

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A picture from Eric Manco’s station near the monitor mixer on tour with Future. Photo by Rick Nyce.

Wrapping a busy year of 2019 dates filled with smoke-filled stages, dancers, and intense energy, we got a chance to speak with Eric Manco, who has engineered for Future both in the studio and on the road. Eric told us about how this tour was different than most shows, and how Auto-Tune Artist has been helping him translate studio sounds to the stage.

“This tour had the show set-up a lot different than the usual opener and headliner type of sequence. This was more like an awards show format, where Future and Meek Mill would be back and forth doing just a few songs each, and then coming together on a couple songs. 

The vocal chain started with a Sennheiser SKM 6000 mic, into a Universal Audio Apollo 8 interface and a MacBook running Ableton Live and Auto-Tune Artist

I really like how now I can take my Auto-Tune Pro settings from the studio and use the exact same settings in Auto-Tune Artist for the live shows. Classic Mode was a huge win, as that Auto-Tune 5 sound is crucial for getting the right sound with Future.

For track playback, Meek Mill’s engineer Anthony Cruz used Ableton Live and the Setlist plug-in.”

From Studio to Stage, Auto-Tune is Everywhere

Most music and audio technology starts in the studio and finds its way to the stage over time. Auto-Tune is no exception. Now anyone with a laptop, audio interface, DAW/ host software, and a version of Auto-Tune can use industry-standard pitch-correction, and vocal effects at their gigs. Give it a try!

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