This particular screencast was sent in by Elan. You might know him on the Web as App411. Here he’s going to show you how to use the Auto-Tune yourself in GarageBand. Auto-Tune was that funky robot effect that ruled the radio for a big chunk of 2008. Autotune is the effect made famous today by artists like T-Pain. Some swear by it, some condemn its usage. Whether you love the effect or hate it, I think you’ll have fun playing around with it.
The first step, of course, is to open up GarageBand, and open up a new project. Click on the voice tab, and name your project. Choose either the male or female basic track. Next, you’ll need to record a few notes. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t a great singer. AutoTune will make you sound fantastic!
Next you’ll want to select the little button near the bottom-left that looks like a pair of scissors. You’re going to edit a part of the track that does not have your singing in it. Remove everything prior to – and after – your voice. Choose your desired volume. Elan chose to keep his at the default.
Next, you’ll go to the Advanced Tuning slider bar, and pull it all the way to 100. This will give you the full T-Pain effect. Choose whether or not you want to limit it to the key, and change the pitch if you like.
This was a great screencast, Elan! Thanks for sending it in. If any of you decide to create a track using these effects, make sure you share them with us so we can see what you’ve come up with!
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