Learn how to use an autotuner -- audio-editing software used to electronically correct off-key performance mistakes.
- Step 1: Experiment to familiarize yourself with autotuner settings. For example, set Retune Speed to zero, and your vocal track will adjust to the nearest correct note.
- Step 2: Save your autotuner settings and name the preset effect. You'll be able to apply the saved preset to other performance clips. Rock on!
- FACT: Andy Hildebrand's Auto-Tune invention was based on software that he wrote to interpret underground seismic data for the oil industry.
- TIP: Some recording artists use an autotuner for special sound effects rather than for correcting off-key performance mistakes.
- Step 3: Learn about the autotuner controls. You can set a performance's key and scale, and you can track pitch.
- TIP: Make sure your computer meets the software's minimum system requirements.
- Step 4: Download and install an autotuner plug-in. Freeware alternatives to the Auto-Tune brand are available online.
- Step 5: Open your autotuner separately, or open it using your audio editing program. Then open a prerecorded vocal or solo instrumental track with the autotuner program.
- Step 6: Install audio-editing software that's fully compatible with the autotuner plug-in. Pro Tools and LogicPro are compatible audio editors.