Free pitch correction plug-in released

Autotalent's interface is functional rather than flashy.
Autotalent's interface is functional rather than flashy.

With heavily pitch-corrected vocals still very much in vogue (think T-Pain, Kanye and Lil Wayne), you may be interested to know that there's now a free automatic tuning plug-in to try.

This comes from Oli Larkin, who's ported Tom Baran's Autotalent LADSPA (Linux) plug-in to VST/AU formats. This means that it'll now run in your Mac or PC-based DAW.

"All credit goes to Tom for the algorithm," says Oli. "At the moment it is designed to be used on a mono track. If used on a stereo track, the left channel will be copied to the right."

Baran, meanwhile, has this to say about his original: "You specify the notes that a singer is allowed to hit, and Autotalent makes sure that they do. You can also use Autotalent for more exotic (Cher / T-Pain) effects. It also can be used as a pitch shifter or for faux vocal doubling."

Unsurprisingly, Baran is unwilling to say how his algorithm compares to that used in a more famous pitch correction plug-in, but Autotalent has got to be worth a try.

You can download Autotalent here.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.