Powered by the same core technology as Antares' professional standard Auto-Tune 7, Auto-Tune EFX 2 is the quickest, easiest-to-use tool for real-time pitch correction and creating the iconic Auto-Tune Vocal Effect. And now, with its new Auto-Motion™ Vocal Pattern Generation, you can add a variety of intricate musical patterns to your track for an entirely new (and sonically dramatic) vocal effect.
Designed to make almost everything automatic, Auto-Tune EFX 2 provides two different flavors of the iconic Auto-Tune Vocal Effect as well as Antares' world-renown real-time pitch correction. Just select your desired effect type, set the key and scale of your track, and Auto-Tune EFX 2 does the rest. For songs with complex chord progressions or modulations, you can optionally set up custom scales or use your host's automation facility to allow the processing of virtually any vocal line.
New in Auto-Tune EFX 2 is Auto-Motion Vocal Pattern Generation. Auto-Motion takes advantage of Auto-Tune's superb pitch-shifting ability to add intricate musical patterns to a vocal performance.Pitch Correction
Like Auto-Tune 7, Auto-Tune EFX 2's pitch correction works by continuously tracking the pitch of your vocal and comparing it to the notes in a (customizable) scale. The scale note closest to the input pitch is identified as the target note. If your vocal's pitch exactly matches the target note, no correction is applied. If your vocal's pitch varies from the target note, either sharp or flat, the output pitch is smoothly corrected to the target note.Auto-Tune Vocal Effect
The Auto-Tune Vocal Effect is what is technically known as “pitch quantization.” Instead of allowing all of the small variations in pitch and the gradual transitions between notes that are a normal part of singing, the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect limits each note to an exact pitch, stripping out any variation, as well as forcing instantaneous transitions between notes.Auto-Motion Vocal Pattern Generation
Auto-Motion Vocal Pattern Generation is a new effect that adds intricate musical patterns to a vocal performance. Patterns are selected from a built-in (and expandable) library in a variety of styles and can be synced to your host's tempo at various beat divisions. At any point in your vocal track, simply click the Auto-Motion Trigger button to send your vocal on a melodic adventure.
Here’s how easy it is.
For the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect or pitch correction:
Tell Auto-Tune EFX 2 the vocal range of your track:
Set the Key and Scale (major, minor, or chromatic) of your track:
When you select a Key and Scale, the appropriate Note buttons will light blue to indicate that they are in the scale and that the input vocal can be corrected or forced to those notes:
Depending on the specific vocal line, adding or removing scale notes can give you distinctly different results. Customize your scale by clicking on Note buttons to add or remove them from the scale.
Set the desired Effect Type:
Hard EFX is the iconic Auto-Tune Vocal Effect popularized by innumerable artists in virtually every genre of popular music.
Soft EFX is a variation of the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect that allows slight pitch variations and slightly less instant note transitions.
Pitch Correct provides high-quality, real-time correction of intonation problems, while preserving all the expressive nuance of the original performance.
For Auto-Motion Vocal Pattern Generation:
Choose from a varied selection of intricate vocal patterns.
Set the pattern style. Hard EFX and Soft EFX are similar to the equivalent effect types. Legato causes the notes of the pattern to glide smoothly from one to the next.
Set the pattern's tempo in either absolute BPM or sync it to your host's tempo at a variety of beat divisions and multipliers.
Trigger your pattern with a click of your mouse.
Upgrades to Auto-Tune EFX 2 are available for purchase and download by current registered Auto-Tune EFX owners (including owners of the Auto-Tune EFX Vocal Toolkit and the Auto-Tune EFX Vocal Suite) and owners of Auto-Tune EFX 2 v2.01 and earlier.
• Upgrade from any previous Mac or PC Native version of Auto-Tune EFX to Auto-Tune EFX 2: $39.00
• Upgrade from Auto-Tune EFX 2 v2.01 or earlier: $29.00
Note: If you purchased a copy of Auto-Tune EFX 2 v2.01 or earlier on or after December 1, 2012, you are elegible for a free upgrade to Auto-Tune EFX 2 64-bit.
Another Note: If you are a user of Auto-Tune EFX 2 RTAS and have no need for any of the other 64-bit formats, there is no real need to upgrade to this new version. However, if you do upgrade, you will also get a free upgrade to the AAX version when it becomes available in the future.
To purchase your Auto-Tune EFX 2 upgrade, head on over to the Antares Software Upgrade page and follow the directions there.
Note: If you are an owner of the Auto-Tune EFX Vocal Toolkit or the Auto-Tune EFX Vocal Suite, you will have received separate Registration Codes for each of the individual plug-ins in your bundle. To upgrade to Auto-Tune EFX 2, you will need to specifically enter your Auto-Tune EFX Registration Code.
Listen to Auto-Tune EFX 2 in action.
Auto-Tune Vocal Effect
In this example, we apply the classic Auto-Tune Vocal Effect to Steven Sherak's vocal on his song, Hidin'.
|The original vocal|
|Processed in Hard EFX mode by Auto-Tune EFX 2|
In this example, we asked singer/songwriter Chelsea Dyer to purposely make pitch errors in a performance of her song, Don't Give Up On Me Now.
|The original vocal|
|Processed in Pitch Correct mode by Auto-Tune EFX 2|
Auto-Motion Vocal Pattern Generation
In the following examples, we apply a variety of Auto-Motion Vocal Patterns to two different vocal tracks.
Create Your Own Auto-Motion Patterns
With Auto-Tune EFX 2, you're not limited just to our Auto-Motion patterns. Since Auto-Tune EFX 2's patterns are stored in standard MusicXML format, you can use any application that can open and edit MusicXML files (and there are free open source apps that can do that) to edit existing patterns and create entirely new patterns of your own. So your vocal tracks can always feature your own unique Auto-Motion effects.
Details can be found in our "Updating, Editing and Creating Pattern Files" PDF document downloadable here.
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Auto-Tune EFX 2 is available for:
Macintosh (Intel Only)
* Audio Units
Auto-Tune EFX 2 is a plug-in. It requires a compatible digital audio recording application to function. It is not a stand-alone application.
(Intel Processors only)
* Pro Tools 7.x or 10.x (except Pro Tools SE and M‑Powered Essential, which do not accept 3rd party plugins).
* Mac OS 10.5.x or later as required by your version of Pro Tools.
* A certified compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
* Mac OS 10.5.x or later as required by your host.
* A certified compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format.
* Mac OS 10.5.x or later as required by your host.
The VST and AU versions can operate in both 64-bit and 32-bit modes.
* Pro Tools 7.x - 10.x (except Pro Tools SE and M‑Powered Essential, which do not accept 3rd party plugins).
* Windows 7, Vista, or XP as required by your version of Pro Tools
* A certified compatible host program that supports the VST3 format.
* Windows 7 or Vista as required by your host. (Not compatible with Windows XP.)
The VST version is provided in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions.
Auto-Tune EFX 2 authorization requires an iLok USB smart key (sold separately) and the ability to access ilok.com (on any computer).
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