Auto-Tune Hybrid is the ultimate vocal tuning solution for Avid Pro Tools DSP hardware including Pro Tools | HDX systems, Carbon interfaces, and Venue | S6L live digital consoles. In this Auto-Tune Hybrid tutorial, producer, engineer, and vocal coach J. Chris Griffin (Madonna, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Kanye West) shows you how to maximize Auto-Tune Hybrid’s powerful features to sculpt radio-ready vocals.
Introduction to Auto-Tune Hybrid Tutorial
Auto-Tune: Customized for Pro Tools
Chris begins with the core settings that optimize Auto-Tune for your project: Input Type, Key, and Scale (including how to set custom scales via the onscreen keyboard). Though Auto-Tune Hybrid takes advantage of Avid’s DSP to produce extremely clean real-time results, Chris also covers Classic mode, which creates the signature “Auto-Tune effect” sought after by artists and audiences alike.
Up next is the Detune parameter, which is invaluable if your project deviates from A440. Chris then demystifies Tracking (which might be the most misunderstood setting in Auto-Tune) and illustrates how Retune Speed can make pitch corrections as smooth or as quantized as you choose. Humanize and Flex tune cooperate to preserve expressive vocal moves in a performance, such as vibrato and pitch scoops.
Surgical Control for Professional Mixing
In this Auto-Tune Hybrid tutorial, Chris also gives a preview of Advanced Mode, which offers more surgical controls over scales and vibrato and will be covered in more detail in an upcoming video. He wraps up by teaching how to set up and use Auto-Tune Hybrid’s MIDI mode, which lets you repitch vocals by playing notes on a MIDI keyboard.
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About J. Chris Griffin: For over two decades, producer, engineer, remixer, and vocal coach J. Chris Griffin has garnered credits with recording artists including Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, The Killers, Kanye West, Missy Elliot, and many more. He has had singles regularly chart in Billboard’s top ten, and has been one of the lead sound designers for Propellerheads’ popular virtual studio software, Reason.