Having trouble getting pitch-corrected vocals to sound natural and not robotic or processed?
Of course, there are purists out there who don’t believe in using pitch correction, like Auto-Tune or Melodyne, and that is more than fine…
But for those that want (or need) to use pitch correction – there are varying degrees to which this processing can be applied – from subtle and natural tuning to more extreme, stylized applications like T-Pain or Kanye West.
If you’re interested in a more subtle approach to pitch correction, there are a few secrets to making this type of processing sound natural.
The first of which is that Auto-Tune and other pitch correcting plug-ins sound best when the singer has fairly accurate pitch in the first place.
Watch as Gobbler mentor Pete Dowsett (Abbey Road Institute) uses pitch correction to quickly (and naturally) tune a lead vocal in a dense Rock mix.