Make your music tracks more interesting with Autotune.
Cool Edit Pro, now known as Adobe Audition, is a non-linear audio-editing program that can be used for both movie and music applications. Autotune is a popular effect that will automatically change the pitch of your recordings so that they are in tune. It can be also be used in more interesting ways to get the so-called “T-Pain” effect (see Resources). Cool Edit Pro can be used with Autotune, but it must first be set up properly.
1. Download the Autotune plugin from the Autotune download page (see Resources). When it is finished downloading, open up the file and complete the install.
2. Open Cool Edit Pro. Navigate to the “Effects” panel on the left side of the program. Autotune will be listed among the effects. Double-click “Autotune” to apply this effect to your track and open up the Autoune settings window.
3. Adjust the Autotune settings. Use the “Input” option to change the frequency range of your sound source. Use the “Key” option to select the key of your recording.
4. Listen to your track. To make fine adjustments, select the “Autotune” effect again and use the “Retune,” “Tracking” and “Scale Detune” knobs to alter how the effect is applied to the track. To get the “T-Pain” effect, change the key of the autotune altogether and adjust the “Retune” knob to a high setting. Adjust to taste.