Pitch correction plug-ins are essential tools in modern music production. These powerful tools enable producers to quickly correct all manner of tuning issues in recorded vocal performances. That said, many users also these types of tools fix intonation problems in other track types other than vocals such as bass guitars and stringed instruments.
Tuning plug-ins are typically used in two ways:
To produce creative effects such as the over processed T-Pain/Cher effect.
To sculpt extremely transparent pitch correction that sounds almost inaudible.
In this article we have brought together all of our vocal tuning tutorials and reviews of the top pitch correction plug-ins you can buy today from the likes of Antares, Celemony, Synchro Arts and Waves.
The two most common ways of using pitch correction plug-ins are to either produce the over processed T-Pain/Cher effect or to sculpt melodies in extremely transparent ways that sound almost inaudible. In this article, we highlight a number of powerful tuning and pitch correction plug-ins that you should consider trying in your next mix.
Revoice Pro is known for, among other things, its unique ability to automatically transfer pitch and timing characteristics from one audio file to another. It’s easy to overlook how great a tool it also is for basic vocal tuning. It’s not only accurate and pristine sounding, but it’s also intuitive and straightforward to use. You can fly through a file in no time. And now, with the release of Revoice Pro v. 4.1, it's easier to use than ever.
In this free video tutorial, brought to you with the support of Synchro Arts, you can see how I use a rough vocal I recorded with alternate phrasing as a guide to re-process the original vocal sung by someone else. The result is a new vocal part, with the original signer, singing my new melody and phrasing. If this isn’t magic, then I don’t know what is!
In this free video tutorial we show you a simple way of sculpting the perfect tune and notation of heavy vocal tuning effects by running an instance of Melodyne into Antares Auto-Tune Pro. Without doubt Auto-Tune Pro is the product to reach for to produce that distinctive Cher / T-Pain hard vocal effect. Melodyne on the other hand is by nature a very easy to use surgical tool for tuning. In this tutorial we utilise the strengths of both products.
In this video we don't test how these two products sound after pitch correction, instead we put the workflows of both products up against each other to find out how Auto-Tune's Graphical mode compares to Melodyne's UI in basic operation.
Antares has completed the revamp of its real-time pitch correction suite of plug-ins with Auto-Tune Artist. Artist sits right in the middle of their product line between Auto-Tune Access and Auto-Tune Pro. See and hear it in action.
Antares has released Auto-Tune Access, making vocal tuning more accessible, easier to use, and less expensive, than ever before. When I first saw a demo of this at NAMM I had my suspicions that this was too good to be true. After all, how accurate can it be when there are literally just two controls, with three settings each? After testing it out, I have to say that the results are simply stunning. I don’t know how they’ve tweaked their detection and processing algorithms, but this thing just works!
ARA , or Audio Random Access, has been around for several years. Logic users were always on the outside looking in, while users of Studio One, & Sonar were enjoying the party. Logic users are now finally invited. Our invitation has arrived with the release of Melodyne 4.2 by Celemony.
Hoo boy... my spidey senses are already tingling as Logic users the world over wince at the title of this post. But I'm standing my ground here:
I prefer Flex Pitch Over Melodyne For Pitch Editing in Logic.
Flex Pitch has lots of uses. Although it’s primarily designed for tuning vocals, I often like using it as a quick and dirty scratch pad to experiment with vocal harmony parts. In the songwriting process, it’s often difficult to imagine, or hear in your mind, what certain vocal harmony ideas may sound like. Flex Pitch is a great way to realize these ideas and experiment, with minimum fuss.
In this video, Dan Cooper from Pro Tools Expert shows you a very clever workaround to Melodyne ARA in Pro Tools. Studio One users know this feature well, now it's time for Pro Tools users to benefit from a faster Melodyne / Pro Tools workflow.
In this Melodyne video tutorial Pro Tools Expert Deputy Editor Dan Cooper shares his vocal tuning workflow that he has developed in the 10 years using Melodyne in Pro Tools. The skills in this vocal tuning tutorial will enable you to get natural sounding tuned vocals without artifacts.
Melodyne 4 from Celemony has been around a little while now and in this overview article, we are going to share with what you need to know about Melodyne 4 within a Pro Tools environment.
Russ shows the new Zynaptic Pitchmap plug-in and what can be done with this innovative pitch manipulation tool. For more info visit here http://tinyurl.com/q4eg3zj