FREE: Sound like T-Pain… for 10 days

29 05 2008

Obviously there’s a catch. It’s only “free” if you get the trial versions of Ableton Live and Antares Auto-Tune, the two programs you’ll need to sound like T-Pain (or Lil’ Wayne on “Lollipop,” Kanye West on “Put On,” or Snoop Dogg on “Sensual Seduction”). The trials last 14 and 10 days respectively. Otherwise it will cost you a combined $800-1000 in software alone. Daaaammn.

You will need:

  1. A computer (duh). Mac or PC – it doesn’t matter. I’ll do this tutorial for Mac cause that’s what I’m on.
  2. Ableton Live. Version 6 or 7. I’m using Ableton 6. You can get the Ableton Live 7 demo here. It lasts 14 days.
  3. Antares Auto-Tune 5 plug-in. Read on for more info on that…
  4. A mic of some sort.
  5. Yo’ self. More specifically, your voice. Hell, you don’t even have to be good! That’s the beauty of it.

Alright, lets get started. Get the Ableton Live version that’s right for you (Mac or PC). Install it – use whatever the default install mode is. Get Antares Auto-Tune 5 demo here, which lasts for 10 days. (Check the “Auto-Tune 5″ box, check “Audio Units” as your plug-in format.) Install it. On Mac, it automatically installs to a default location in your Applications directory. Start up Ableton. I’m going to assume the installation process is the same for you PC folks.

Go to Ableton’s preferences to set up your mic as the preferred input source.

Go to Plugins to enable usage of Audio Units.

Restart Ableton (you might not have to do this, but for some reason, I had to in order to see the Auto-Tune plugins). Click the plug-ins tab, and drag Auto-Tune 5 (Stereo) to the first Audio panel.

Click back to Ableton after the Auto-Tune window opens up, and hit the record button under the first Audio panel.

Your speakers should be monitoring your mic now. Mess with the input and output volumes to get it loud enough. Back in the Auto-Tune window, select the vocal range you can sing in. If you don’t know what your range is, your best bet is to use Alto/Tenor if you’re a dude, and Soprano if you’re a girl.

Turn the Retune Speed dial in Auto-Tune all the way to the right (so there’s no correction delay). Start singin’ like T-pain!

With the key in C, and your scale being chromatic, Auto-Tune will correct to the nearest note on the piano keyboard. When you start singing, you can see the piano keys light up.

With the “Keyboard Edit” button switched to “Remove,” you can click on the piano keys to “deactivate” that specific note. That is, Auto-Tune won’t correct your voice to the note you deactivated. If you know the notes to the song you’re trying to sing, click on all the piano keys that aren’t in the tune (i.e. the “wrong” notes). Your voice will only get corrected to the right notes of the song. You’ll find out that its

  1. Pretty damn amazing how well the software works, and
  2. Stupidly easy to sound like you have talent.

Go ahead and try it.

Auto-Tune can correct your voice to any key or scale by clicking on the respective drop-down bars. Watch the beginners tutorial to learn more.


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82 responses

10 06 2008
sam

restart Ableton (you might not have to do this, but for some reason, I had to in order to see the Auto-Tune plugins). Click the plug-ins tab, and drag Auto-Tune 5 (Stereo) to the first Audio panel.

i did that but i still cant see the plug-ins,,,,all i can sse is the apply folder, help plez

7 07 2008
LILRama

i wuold like to know auto.tune i wanna for free
and i wanna test this program :D hmm

29 09 2008
Zaco

I Cant get antares, it needs a activation code…and it wont go unless i have bought it, help me out man

30 09 2008
DDD

It has a echo delay, i want to turn that off. How do i do that?

6 10 2008
aloew

the echo delay u get when u don,t use asio drivers here can you find them :

http://tippach.business.t-online.de/asio4all/ASIO4ALL_2_9_beta4_English.exe

just install it and start up ableton live go to prefences audio driver and select the asio driver u just installed

this should help

9 10 2008
Ruben

I can’t even download the Antares free demo! Well, I can download it but I can’t run it on my Mac. Their file extensions are like the weirdest I’ve ever seen, my Mac does not recognise them. It’s like .component or .dpm or I got no file to run at all, just authorization wizards. UGH this is SO frustrating! I WANT MY T-PAIN FOR 10 DAYS EXPERIENCE!

31 10 2008
The most versatile « serious side effects

[...] its alright. Kanye and Lil’ Wayne use (abuse) Auto Tune, and we all know that it ain’t hard to sound good with [...]

11 11 2008
jordan

i went on to the demo page and it doesnty have auto tune 5 anymore what should i do?

22 05 2010
Joe

Just use the newer versions.

12 11 2008
lilcorey

its gone be dat crack

14 11 2008
Tevin Lewis

none

26 11 2008
Kendal

I need to get it. I think is pritty cool.

11 12 2008
Bruce

I tried to do this, and for some reason, i can barely hear it. It sounds all wavy and not right. like an old recording.

17 12 2008
De' Jaye

bruh, there isn’t any auto-tune 5 on the page, its a bunch of other stuff tho like WRS and stuff, and WHOLE BUNDLE do i select those instead, PLZ HELP ME OUT MAN!!

18 12 2008
matt bartz

niiiiiiiice

21 12 2008
mario

when i got onto antares and try to check auto tune 5 its not there what should i do???i really want it just am very lost

25 12 2008
Lil greg

suuuup

6 01 2009
jimmy

i just want to try it

7 01 2009
Koby

fresh

7 01 2009
atl

i hope it works cuz i really want it that bad

18 01 2009
martin smith lamars@yahoo.com

tell me how 2 work auto-tunes

18 01 2009
tha let

kool

18 01 2009
tha let

ok

2 02 2009
g3

this some real shit

5 02 2009
eddy

autotune is cool

11 02 2009
Snap

Cool stuff

18 02 2009
Theme

straight

24 02 2009
daddygee

sounds good cant wait

28 02 2009
bob

i want to try it

3 03 2009
jalin

man do u no wat dis effect thing does to your voice it makes you sound beautiful now give me the t-pain voice please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 03 2009
jimmy

so how are u

6 03 2009
eat me

wow how do i get it i dont see it prik face

15 03 2009
Milan

I cant find auto tune 5 on the page ? what should i do ? and , when i start antares i need some code key ? plzz help

15 03 2009
ibnmuhammad

yo man yall better make my voice sound like that please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 04 2009
jimmy

I love the way he sounds..

17 04 2009
kevin

i want to the aututone

17 04 2009
kevin

i wanan us the aututine

18 04 2009
r gaines

we used this feature ona couple of our track, we fooled around with a couple feautures autually..check the page out and listen
myspace.com/acerayhs

23 04 2009
rafi

wo kann man t-pain programm runter laden

26 04 2009
scott

Ableton live 7 does not have the option “Use Audio Units”. Any advice for 7?

1 05 2009
MARSHALL MCQUEEN JR

checkin out the sound

1 05 2009
MARSHALL MCQUEEN JR

i want to check out the sound

1 05 2009
MARSHALL MCQUEEN JR

great sound

3 06 2009
Veronica

it sounds like an echo, not like autotune…

7 06 2009
semmy

very cool

13 06 2009
J.CD

HOW TO DOWNLOAD AUTO TUNE

3 07 2009
Hutili Hatiliu

Hiow the @!%” can i download it?

3 07 2009
Hutili Hatiliu

??

3 07 2009
CHALLAP

HOT HOT HOT HOTHOT HOT HOT HOT,

4 07 2009
DAE1

Does anyone know if there is an Auto-Tune that works with Sonar 8 pro (x64)?
Keep in mind I’m running it on Vista 64-bit (windows).

22 07 2009
Jeff

Thank you SO much! I can’t believe no one can figure out how to get it to work on their computer. I have a Mac and I am NOT computer savvy but I eventually figured it all out. You guys to need try a bit harder.

It’s so fun to play with!

15 08 2009
jay

its sick

16 08 2009
DA GOODZ

I DONT KNOW HOW TO GET DA FREE DEMO :( HELLLPPP!!!!!!!!!

2 09 2009
andrew

hey

18 09 2009
Harris

Audio Units are not compatible with PC… so this is basically a MAC ONLY thing..

28 10 2009
JSMES THEDFORD

yo wat up i think da sound is hot in biz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

28 10 2009
JSMES THEDFORD

now dats 4 show !!!!!!!!!!!!

28 10 2009
Adrian

fuck!! im using XP instead of windows..

28 10 2009
Adrian

fuck!! im using XP instead of mac..

30 10 2009
tre

woe

30 10 2009
tre

this is the coolest thing i have ever seeen thanks alot autotune people…..much love

12 11 2009
SUZYA

you can never go wrong wit auto tune dameeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

31 01 2010
los

wud up

12 02 2010
Warren

I click the global record button but nothing changes. i just hear my normal voice in speakers. help?

26 05 2010
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1 07 2010
traprich ent

great idea.

6 08 2010
concetta

THANK YOU!!! this was awesome and works like a charm. if people are having problems watch youtube videos of how to install vst and plug ins.

13 08 2010
daniel

where can i download?

22 10 2010
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22 12 2010
max

i love someone

22 12 2010
max

it’s dum don’t get it

11 01 2011
Luc

If you have no talent to sing, just download this piece of shit that called “AutoTune” and join the rest of duddies that make money without skills !!!

Autotune can save money in studio rent time but one day you will be request to sing “live” and the audience will laugh on you!! The only use of autotune is for voice effect like “Black Eyes Peas”. The others are poor or lazy people in the money machine. But it is used by the most of top40 that it become annoying to heard. I hope it is just a trend and D.O.A to it. My opinion is shared with lot of pro singers that don’t want to use this patch because they are good !!! Cheers.

11 02 2011
zach

cool

11 02 2011
zach

most fun i ever had

18 02 2011
Nestor

can you send me the t-pain vocal effect , I been trying to download it , In my computer and it dosen’t let me , Hope you get back aight me late’zz

27 02 2011
DAKOTA

I LOVE T-PAIN

5 04 2011
bule

auto

3 07 2011
acnette

i love t pain.

3 07 2011
acnette

t pain is awsome

4 12 2011
bar

moi

4 12 2011
bar

i wnann this

27 06 2012
G-packs

i like dis .. :-)

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