The auto-tune effect is widely used in the recording industry.
AVS Audio Editor comes with several built-in effect processors and functions, including the ability to auto-tune a recording using its Pitch Shift plug-in. The auto-tune effect, pioneered by Antares Audio in the late 1990s, is responsible for the robotlike vocals heard in many popular songs. However, the auto-tune effect is just as often used to subtly correct the pitch of a performance. Both approaches are possible using AVS Audio Editor‘s Pitch Shift plug-in.
1. Open AVS Audio Editor and load the project containing the audio file you want to auto-tune. In most cases, this will probably be a vocal track, but monophonic tracks of many kinds – such as solo flute, trumpet or saxophone – can also be auto-tuned. The application loads the project and displays it in the application’s default Session View.
2. Solo the track to be auto-tuned if there are multiple tracks by clicking on the “S” button on the track’s track header. The track will now play back alone whenever you click “Play.”
3. Click on the “Effects” tab at the top of the Session View interface. A list of AVS Audio Editor‘s built-in effect processors appears.
4. Select “Pitch Shift” from the list of effect processors. The Pitch Shift plug-in interface appears.
5. Open the second pop-up menu in the “Ratio” section and select “Semitones.” This will cause the Pitch Shift plug-in to adjust the pitch of the incoming audio to the nearest semitone.
6. Open the first pop-up menu in the “Ratio” section and select the number of semitones each note will be adjusted. A value of “1.00” will adjust the pitch by one semitone, “2.00” by two semitones and so on.
7. Click the “Preview” button. The track will play back with the current pitch shift settings applied.
8. Click the “Add” button if you are satisfied with the auto-tuning effect. If not, experiment with different settings. For example, increase the first value in the “Ratio” section to make the auto-tune effect more extreme; decrease it to make the effect less extreme.
9. Click the “OK” button when you are satisfied with the effect.