Auto-Tune: A Basic Guide


This week’s tutorial is a breakdown of Auto-Tune. In this video, we will discuss the parameters & features of this world-famous pitch correction software.

  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 1:08 - What is Auto-Tune?
  • 1:44 - Input Type
  • 3:03 - Tracking: Relaxed vs. Choosy
  • 3:33 - Keys & Scales
  • 8:33 - Retune Speed
  • 10:52 - Humanize
  • 13:03 - Flex-Tune
  • 15:25 - Natural Vibrato
  • 17:58 - Targeting Ignores Vibrato
  • 19:35 - Target Notes Via MIDI
  • 22:19 - Auto-Tune EFX
  • 24:00 - Outro

Auto-Tune has become one of the most used & sought after sounds in music. Many artists like Swae Lee, Drake, Kanye West, Future, Travis Scott, Rihanna, T-Pain & countless other stars use Auto-Tune as a go to effect & when used properly, it can be used as so much more than a simple cheat-code for off pitched notes. This renowned software has dominated the airwaves for the past two decades & it’s important for today’s engineers & producers to understand how this plugin works.

In this video, we discuss & answer questions like, “What is retune speed?” “What does humanize mean?” “What should the key be set at & how do I detect the key?” “What should my input type be?” We discuss each of these topics & much more in this detailed explanation of how Auto-Tune works.

Follow along as professional engineer Eric “Realistic” Michael gives his step-by-step guide to using Auto-Tune.


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Realistic is a music producer and engineer located in the Twin Cities. He has been producing music for Hip-Hop & Pop music since 2004. In 2017 he graduated with an AAS in Music Production & Engineering. He is a producer for Pharaoh & Alexis Krystine. Realistic is SoundOracle’s head engineer in which he mixes/masters the loop & drum kits for & mixes for the websites mixing service as well.

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