Antares Auto-Tune, the notorious plug-in, which primarily serves to correct intonation of needy vocal tracks, has been around for over 20 years. The ninth program version following Auto-Tune 8 is now called Auto-Tune Pro and comes with a completely redesigned GUI in a stylish black look.
Antares Auto-Tune is a program that primarily serves to correct the intonation of monophonic vocals and instruments. The tones deviating from the “ideal line” are shifted to the next level of an adjustable tone scale, which is very similar to the principle of quantizing the timing, except that the pitch is quantized here.
The plug-in is probably used by the majority of users for pitch correction (and creative alienation) in real-time, but a graphic post-processing is also offered, which also enables the timing to be corrected. After all previous Auto-Tune versions, now the GUI have brings a new design, which affects both the color design and the position of the controls.
An additional plug-in called Auto-Key, which analyzes the scale, i.e. the key of a track, and transmits this information to all open Auto-Tune Pro instances in the host if required is a great addition to the Auto-Tune Pro. As an alternative, a tone scale can also be selected manually, whereby it must be noted that Auto-Key only offers major and minor, which may be sufficient in most cases.
The correction behavior and the associated sound of Auto-Tune 5 is now available again as a so-called “Classic Mode” as an alternative to the achievements of the last updates. The old algorithm to be a bit more purposeful and more advantageous with more modern pop music. The available Auto-Tune 5 algorithm (Classic Mode) and the extended access options via MIDI are attractive innovations.
Antares Auto-Tune Pro will certainly remain a studio standard in the future. You can get Auto-Tune Pro directly from the ProducerSpot store. It’s available for Windows & Mac in VST3, AAX, AU plugin format.