Mastering Auto-Tune

The definite guide to the most important music technologies of the past 15 years

From bedroom studios to the stages at Coachella, Auto-Tune pitch correction has become an integral part of music production and performance. Mastering Auto-Tune provides users of all levels a handy, comprehensive guide to getting the most out of this key music production technology, from the ubiquitous Auto-Tune effect heard on countless hit singles to the discrete pitch correction applied to countless albums and live performances.

Former product and support manager for the music industry (including Antares Audio Technologies, the makers of Auto-Tune) Max Mobley uses a conversational style without cutting corners on key technical terms and concepts. Mastering Auto-Tune approaches pitch correction with various workflow scenarios and creative objectives in mind, including

  • the fastest way to get professional results using the Auto-Tune vocal effect
  • the secrets behind applying pitch correction to a vocal track in such a transparent way that not even the singer will know it has been applied
  • speedy, real-time pitch correction using Auto-Tune’s Auto Mode
  • surgical offline pitch-correction editing using Auto-Tune’s Graph Mode
  • pitch correction on musical instruments
  • and even how to use Auto-Tune for melody creation.

Also included is detailed information on Antares’ newest software, Auto-Tune Live. In short, this book is the definitive guide to one of the most important music technologies of the past 15 years.

About the author

Max Mobley has been a music industry professional most of his life, working as a guitarist and live sound engineer, and writing and producing songs for film and television. As a product and support manager for E-MU Systems, Inc., he worked with many artists and producers, including Danny Elfman, Teddy Riley, and the Cure. As a product manager for Antares Audio Technologies – the developers of Auto-Tune – Mobley gained an insider’s expertise into pitch correction technology. Mobley penned the popular “Riot Gear” column for Crawdaddy! magazine and has written dozens of reviews, interviews, and profiles for Premier Guitar magazine, including interviews with Adrian Belew, Imogen Heap, Alex Lifeson, Alan Parsons, and Grammy-winning producer Giles Martin (the Beatles “Love” show).

Find Max Mobley on Facebook or visit his website www.maxmobley.com.

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