Antares announces latest Auto-Tune plugin
The eighth version of the ‘best-selling audio plugin of all time’ from Antares Audio Technologies now features Flex-Tune pitch correction
ntares Audio Technologies has revealed Auto-Tune 8, boasting a number of additional features that build on the product’s legacy as, what the developers claim is “the best-selling audio plugin of all-time”. The most advanced of these new features, Flex-Tune, allows users to control the level of correction applied to notes that are out of tune, giving vocalists and singer-songwriters a greater freedom when expressing a song’s emotional moments in vocal recordings.
This most recent version of Auto-Tune also features a new, ultra-low latency mode that provides real time correction for tracking and live performance, editing tools that are now active during playback and customisable workflow.
“We are extremely excited about the release of Auto-Tune 8,” said Dr. Andy Hildebrand, Antares CEO and Chief Scientist. “While Auto-Tune has always provided the most natural-sounding and pristine correction available, the introduction of Flex-Tune establishes an entirely new benchmark for natural real-time pitch correction. With Flex-Tune, singers can count on seamless Auto-Tune correction where needed, but know that their unique vocal expressivity will remain intact.”
Hildebrand first developed Auto-Tune in 1996. Drawing on a background in Digital Signal Processing (DSP), he developed a method for how to detect and modify pitch, which brought vocal recordings into perfect intonation.
Auto-Tune 8 works with most recording software programs, including Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase and GarageBand and is available now for AAX Native, VST3 and Audio Units (Mac OS X only) at a suggested retail price of $399 (approx. £257). Purchase and upgrade are both possible through certified dealers and on the Antares Audio Technologies website: www.antarestech.com