How autotune can help you.

How autotune can help you.

Autotune for Ipad
Autotune for Ipad

The difficult combination between autotune and the reverb effect.

Attending my music lessons I’ve found out that I needed something to make my song. I needed this thing more than a Mic. Probably ‘cos when I have to sing (and record) I tend to feel more insecure than when I have to play the guitar. So my teacher explained that an autotune can correct the little imperfections of intonation. When you record you can see that the smallest insecurity is amplified, so an autotune can really help!

Today I have recorded two songs for the Islands in the sun project and I have used for the first time the autotune I have found out on the App Store (5€ and it’s yours). It’s really easy to use. When you start recording you just have to select it in the menu that pops up when you click on the Mic Icon, by choosing it in the “inter app”. Then you select the key of the song, light up the bypass in the middle and then you put the bar over the “Autotune effect” and it’s done. You can even use it for the live exhibition but if I don’t get excited with this idea.

The hard thing to do is to create a right combination between this and all the other effects. In fact this one will create a small timing distance when you record and hear your voice im the earphones. And if you use a reverb this effect will be amplified. So my advice is to select only the autotune and the compressor when you record (of course in a “dry” mode as I explained in a previous post) and then you can add the reverb.

Another thing you can do to have a better quality is to add the “Fx” (it’s in the superior side of the screen, on the left) in the mask with the general tracks. Like a dj effect you can move the icon over  the floor and decide for a voice cut or not, and other effects like this.

This is what I have learned but I’m still looking for a good tutorial. Peace.

S.B.

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