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AutoTune can certainly be a love-hate relationship throughout the music world. If you are not sure how to do it correctly, it could sound worse than the actual person singing. Sometimes, autotune can actually sound pretty stellar if done right.
Whether you are brand new to Logic Pro X or producing music for the first time, we learn step-by-step how to efficiently set up autotune to your vocal tracks with ease. Today we tackle How to AutoTune in Logic Pro X.
AutoTune in Logic Pro X – Step-by-Step
If AutoTune is the sound you are going for, here are the steps to add it seamlessly to your tracks.
Step 1. Solo your vocal track
First, we will need to single out or solo our vocal track by clicking the ‘S’ button as shown below. Remember that it always helps to name each track so that we stay organized. In this case, “MAIN VOX”.
Once pressed, you will notice that the vocal track will be highlighted while the other tracks are greyed out.
Step 2. Pitch Correction Plugin
On the far left side of the program, you will find where you can insert multiple plugins. Today we are just using the stock autotune plugin that comes with Logic Pro X.
Once you find the plugins tabs, click on the dark shaded area to open up a list of usable plugins. Find Pitch > Pitch Correction. This will open up the stock Pitch Correction Plugin.
Step 3. Find the Key
This next step could be a little tricky for those that have no knowledge of music theory. However, with a little time and patience, your autotune will sound professional!
If you know what key your song is in, simply choose the correct root note to said key. For instance, if your song is in the key of G, then your root note will be G.
For the scale tab, make sure you choose the correct scale type for your song. If it sounds happy, then it is most likely in the major scale. If it sounds a little somber or sad, then it’s probably in the minor scale.
As seen below, we have set our autotune plugin to the G Major Scale.
*Note that it is usually a good idea to set the response to 0.00ms so that it is quick to snap to the correct pitch.
Step 4. Bad Singer? Let’s fine tune
If you or someone that isn’t the best at singing recorded the vocal track, then some of those imperfections may be heard. No worries!
Since your track is currently highlighted, press the ‘F’ to bring up Flex Mode to your track and click on Flex Pitch.
Now press ‘W’ to bring up the audio file editor and click on Track.
From here, we can manipulate each and every note so that we can fine-tune them to the correct pitches. To do this, first, listen to your vocal track and point out which notes need some fine-tuning. Click on the highlighted note and drag it either up or down to the pitch you think sounds good corresponding to the key of your song.
*Be sure that the entire vocal section isn’t highlighted when trying to flex just one pitch.
And That’s All She Wrote
Logic Pro X makes it incredibly easy to implement AutoTune into your vocal tracks. Literally as easy as 1,2,3…maybe 4 if you aren’t the best singer.
Although the stock AutoTune plugin for Logic Pro X is super solid and widely used, you may want to check out some of these other AutoTune plugins:
- Antares AutoTune Pro by Antares Audio Technologies
- Tune Real-Time by Waves
- Celemony Melodyne by Celemony
- ReaTune by Reaper
- Soundtrap DAW Built-In AutoTune By Antares
We sincerely hope you enjoyed this easy step-by-step tutorial on How to AutoTune in Logic Pro X! Be sure to ask us any questions you may have about this tutorial and we will do our best to help! Click here to watch an AutoTune tutorial for Logic Pro X!