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Grab a hold of your voice like never before. With Auto-Tune Slice you can cut, stretch, warp and manipulate your vocal samples in a variety of ways to create brand new sounds and transformative soundscapes. Auto-Tune Slice propels this technique into the 21st century and beyond, turning any audio file or track into a playable instrument and offering unprecedented and creative possibilities. It fuses a powerful slicing engine, a modular effects section, and the pitch-manipulating finesse of Auto-Tune Artist and Pro into a unique virtual instrument plug-in. 

Producer, engineer, vocal coach, and synth designer J. Chris Griffin (Madonna, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Kanye West) takes the wraps off Slice’s amazing features.

Learn how to use Auto-Tune Slice

What is Slice?

Slice is a vocal slicing plug-in that reads, maps and manipulates all kinds of elements of an audio sample. Slice allows users to record their vocals into the plug-in for sampling, or load up pre-recorded samples for custom tweaking. Slice includes a generous list of bonus features including an amp mod, onboard effects rack as well as most of the primary Auto-Tune EFX+ sound-sculpting controls. The combination of all these features and devices give you unparalleled control over your vocal takes and audio samples. Users can make slight corrections to pitch and timing for tighter vocal mixes, or chop up a recording to create unique sounds to add to their arrangements. 

Vocal Slicing is a classic production technique that has undergone some major design developments in recent years. You might be wondering what the Vocal Slicing entails, or how it could benefit your compositions.

Vocal Slicing Explained

Vocal slicing is better known as ‘sampling” in the production world. The technique was originally made popular by early hip-hop producers of the 1980’s, who would record, chop and rearrange specific sounds off records to play over breakbeats. Early samplers became the foundation for a lot of the equipment and techniques that we still use in music production today.

Vocal slicing specifically involves the process of capturing a vocal recording, and then rearranging it’s time-based or harmonic content for use as a sample. Several modern artists and producers enjoy tweaking and processing their own vocals to turn them into a new sound for further use. These sounds can also be mapped to a midi keyboard in a variety of ways and replayed to create truly authentic sonic hooks, progressions, and atmospheres.

Slice harnesses all the essential control that analog samplers provide, and combines it with a list of additional Auto-Tune features to create the best vocal slicing plug-in for creatives of all kinds. Slice allows users to compile their own creations into an organized library for sharing, and also gives users access to an exclusive collection of presets and sounds made by some of the world’s top artists and sound designers.

Who is Slice For?

Slice is an absolute must-have for anyone that wants to seriously enhance their production and sound design creations. The vocal slicer makes in-depth vocal slicing a fluid and near-effortless experience, which can lead to endless hours of intense experimentation. Nudge the pitch of your vocal takes to get them in tune and on time, or reprocess and play them for more out-of-the-box creativity. 

As an advanced sampler, Slice may take some time to learn and fully master. However the team we have made learning and using this vocal slicing plug-in a dream thanks to an intuitive interface design. Most producers and musicians of all skill levels should be able to navigate the user-friendly GUI that comes with Slice. Even with its generous list of user functions and controls, you’ll never feel lost or overwhelmed when treating or resampling your vocal takes. 

Slice’s capabilities are not only limited exclusively for use on vocals. The plug-in can be used to sculpt, treat and resample just about any sound you throw at it. Try using Slice to rework instruments like synths, brass, strings, and even impactful instruments such as drums or percussion. Slice supports most major audio file types including Wav, mp3, and AIFF. 

How to Use Slice

Running and implementing Slice will vary slightly depending on your preferred DAW. However the fundamental principles of its control and use remain the same regardless of the production/mixing software that you use. 

 

Slice operates in two primary modes: Browse Mode and Edit Mode. Browse provides users with a basic layout of Slice’s primary controls, for streamlined processing. These controls include the basic Auto-Tune parameters, on-board effects, and keyboard for resampling. Browse mode also lets users shop through the exclusive library of artist-made presets and sample packs. 

Edit Mode delivers a more immersive resampling and vocal slicing experience to users, giving incredible control over their vocal samples. All sampling in edit mode can be set to click, or executed without a time grid for pinpoint chopping and stretching. 

Both of Slice’s modes feature a useful visualizer that provides real-time feedback on various elements of their slicing and sampling choices. The plug-in also comes with a built-in keyboard visualizer for musical aid during composing and production sessions. 

Slice’s effects rack is one of the most useful and powerful additional features on the plug-in. Users can stack up to six different effects on their samples simultaneously, with a variety of spatial and modulation effects to choose from. Popular effects include the doubler, lofi and flanger effects units. Slice also comes with a series of effects presets to jumpstart your creativity during sampling sessions.

Versatile, fun, and truly unique, Auto-Tune Slice brings an entirely new way to make music to every session. Auto-Tune Slice is available with a subscription to Auto-Tune Unlimited, the ultimate vocal production suite, or a FREE 14-day trial.

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