Antares Technologies has introduced Auto-Tune EFX+, which they describe as a versatile new vocal production plug-in. They tell us that Auto-Tune EFX+ combines the core features of Auto-Tune with a multi-effects rack and the Auto-Motion melodic pattern generator. Here's the story in Antares' own words...
Auto-Tune EFX+ is a unique vocal production plug-in for contemporary music creation. Designed to be quick and easy to use, the plug-in delivers stunning effects on any vocal track—ranging from subtle enhancements to extreme vocal mutations and transformations. Over 100 expertly designed effects patches are included, some of which were created by industry leading producers such as Mike Dean, Richard Devine and Jeff Rona. The low latency performance of Auto-Tune EFX+ allows direct tracking through the plug-in, and even performing live.
The EFX Multi-Effects Rack
The EFX multi-effects rack includes six different effects modules:
- Pitch and Throat: for real-time pitch and formant shifting
- Duet: for realistic doubling, with adjustable pitch and timing variation
- Filter: a high-pass filter for EQ and special effects
- Vocode: for vintage analog vocoder emulations
- Tube Amp: for analog tube distortion modeling
- Mutate: for ring modulated audio mutation
An XY Pad allows quick and easy real-time control of parameters in each effects module.
Core Auto-Tune Features
It goes without saying that the industry standard Auto-Tune pitch correction is also included. The Retune and Humanize controls vary the pitch-correction from transparent all the way up to the well-known Auto-Tune effect used on so many iconic hits.
The Auto-Motion melodic pattern generator lets the user create new melodic patterns and hooks by automatically pitch-shifting the original vocal or instrumental tracks using the provided patterns. Auto-Motion features an extensive library of triggerable melodic patterns that intelligently adapt to the key and tempo of the song.
Auto-Tune EFX+ is compatible with Antares Auto-Key, which automatically detects the key and scale of the song and transfers this information to any and all instances of the Auto-Tune EFX+ plug-in with a single click.
Price and availability
Auto-Tune EFX+ is available from May 28, 2019, for $199.
Owners of any previous Auto-Tune EFX version can upgrade for $69. If the purchase was made on March 1, 2019 or later, the upgrade to Auto-Tune EFX+ is free.