Love it or hate it, you can't rebuke the contemporary wizardry of Auto-Tune. Antares, the pioneers of the pivotal pitch-correction program, have now announced the release of Auto-Tune EFX+, a new addition to the software suite which aims to create an affordable, all-in-one solution to all your vocal woes.
Designed with 'contemporary music creation' in mind, Auto-Tune EFX+ strays beyond Antares' typical parameters to offer users with heavy processing and saturation to create 'extreme vocal mutations and transformations.' Although it shares the same core of Antares' EFX3, EFX+ differs from the bunch by adding a multi-FX rack into the mix, making it more comparable to a vocal synth than a standard pitch corrector.
As well as your stock standard, trap-inspired pitch correction effects, Auto-Tune EFX+ offers six distinct effects to create insanely vocal treatments. 'Pitch and Throat' acts as a real-time pitch and formant shifter, while 'Duet' creates a doubled vocal effect with adjustable pitch and timing variations for immersive Bon Iver-esque harmonies.
There's also a filter effect preset, a vintage vocoder emulator, a weird ring modualtion preset called 'Mutate' and a tube amp simulator, providing vocalists with a viable preset to get their Travis Scott impersonations out into their tracks. These effects can also be controlled with an X/Y pad for hands-on manipulation. In addition, EFX+ boasts an improved version of Auto-Motion from Antares Auto-Tune EFX 3, acting as a pattern generator to create crazy melodic pitch-shifted patterns.
If that's not enough, Antares have stated that Auto-Tune EFX+ has low enough latency to allow for real-time processing, which is perfect for users intending to track vocals or perform live with Auto-Tune. Unlike other Antares products, you won't need an iLok key to use this software either - simply download, install and BANG! You've got a top forty hit.
Head to Antares for pricing and further details.