Antares' Auto-Tune gives audio engineers the power to correct the pitch of a recorded vocal performance within a digital audio workstation. Since its introduction in 1997, Auto-Tune remains a popular pitch-correction plug-in, even gaining attention outside the recording community. Some artists, such as T-Pain and Kanye West use its signature sound as a creative tool. Setting up Auto-Tune in Pro Tools LE 8.0 gives you access to the sound behind some of today's biggest hits.
Things You'll Need
- iLok USB dongle
- iLok.com user account
Locate your Auto-Tune user registration code on the yellow registration card in the software box. If you purchased the software from Antares' website, skip ahead to Step 3, as it is already registered.
Authorize your copy of Auto-Tune at the Antares registration page (See Resources), providing your iLok account's user name and registration code. This sends a copy of the Pending License to iLok.
Insert your iLok device into an empty USB port on your computer. Go to the iLok website (See Resources) and log in to retrieve your Pending License. Follow the instructions from iLok to transfer the license on your iLok dongle.
Download the latest version of Auto-Tune from Antares (See Resources), under Software Updates. Click the RTAS download link compatible with your operating system. RTAS (Real-time AudioSuite) is the plug-in standard that Pro Tools LE 8.0 uses.
Open the Auto-Tune installer once it finishes downloading. Follow the installer's instructions, making sure Auto-Tune installs to the hard disk containing your Pro Tools software.
Launch a new session in Pro Tools LE 8.0. Create a new track, then click an empty insert slot in the Mix window. Auto-Tune appears in the Plug-ins menu, under Pitch Shift.
Tips & Warnings
- Always install the latest version of Auto-Tune available on the Antares website. The version contained in the physical software package might not contain any recent fixes or new features added since its introduction.
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