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AAX DSP Version of Autotune...Would you buy it?
Old 22nd September 2019
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AAX DSP Version of Autotune...Would you buy it?

Hi all,

Im starting this thread with the hopes that Antares will see that there is a market for an aax dsp version of autotune. Ive been using At live but find that i must turn delay compensation off and mess with the buffer setting in order to record through it and have the audio print in time. As Psycho Monkey suggests, I dont thing there is a pro studio out there that has hdx that would not buy it immediately. The same goes for or any hdx user in general that also owns any version of AT. It's just one of those staple desert island plugins that you simply have to have.

Again, maybe if Antares sees this thread they may actually do it as I gather that they really dont believe that there is a large enough market for it.

Please chime in with your thoughts.

Old 22nd September 2019
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None of the vocalists I've ever worked with would want AutoTune inserted while tracking because (A) they want to hear themselves so they can correct themselves and (B) the disconnect between what they are singing/hearing in the booth of themselves and the sound coming back in the cans.

Any vocal processing happens during post production not during tracking. Maybe it has to do with the different level of experience for the singers I work with.

Good luck with your quest.
Old 22nd September 2019
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In a heart beat

I'd buy it in a heart beat!

Back in the day I used to have AutoTune for TDM. It was only TDM then, because native systems really didn't have any power worth mentioning. Even today, we know we still have latency, which really isn't evident in HDX systems. I have to use it with workarounds. I wish I didn't have to.

As far as singers, I've worked with many singers who expect to have it when recording and some can't record at all without it. To me, it's a sad state of affairs. When I came up, singers actually worked on their craft. These days with this generation, people expect everything immediately and easy, without any effort.

So yes, in a professional situation, you need to have it, and I'd definitely buy an AAX DSP version.
Old 23rd September 2019
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I am in the same boat. In rnb world it is a a must. Especially during the writing process. Also cutting bvs without it is painful.

Please let people know about this thread.

Old 23rd September 2019
Old 23rd September 2019
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I would buy AAX DSP Auto-Tune instantly!!!!!!

The younger generation of singers all want “Tune” while they sing. Even the good singers. It’s the new norm. Mostly in Pop though.
Old 23rd September 2019
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PS: I bought the UAD Auto Advanced. When I’m in a pinch, I record through my Apollo console and then output to Protools. I do run into situations where the singer has to have “Tune” running in real-time.

Also, surprisingly, UAD’s version of Auto-time sounds noticeably better than the native alternatives. I saw a video on it and checked for myself. I was very shocked by the clarity in the UAD version!!!
Old 30th September 2019
Gear Addict
it would be great to have Auto-Tune as AAX-DSP!

it's not that I need it while actually monitoring the recording...

but for the general workflow it'd be great to just have it sitting on bypass in AAX-DSP while recording.
Then when playing back it'd be possible to "un-bypass" AutoTune without having to stop playback, un-arm the corresponding track, re-activate the plugin with command-ctrl click.

much less hassle!!

nowadays it is almost the norm for singers wanting to punch in and fix a couple of passages on an almost finished mixed track with a full chain of plugins on the vocal track.
Here it'd be super handy to have DSP working like it used to be back in the day with AT5 on a TDM system.
Old 1st October 2019
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In a heartbeat
Old 6th October 2019
Gear Maniac

Of course, that would be great.
Old 3rd November 2019
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anyone else...maybe if we get enough people they will listen?

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