When it comes to tuning vocals, Antares Auto-Tune seems the best choice. But, is it the only option? No, there are many free and paid alternatives available in the market. So, in this blog post, we're gonna list our 7 favorite Auto-Tune alternatives.
Description: MAutoPitch is a great free plugin from Melda Production. MAutoPitch is a simple but great-sounding automatic tuning and pitch correction plugin designed for vocals and other monophonic instruments. Besides making the audio more in-tune, MAutoPitch also provides creative features such as formant shift and stereo-expansion. It is quick, easy to use, and free! The experience is similar to Auto-Tune. Personally, I feel that you need to be more careful with the knobs as it's a little aggressive sounding than Auto-Tune.
Price: Free with MxFreeBundle
2. Waves Tune Real-Time
Description: Waves Tune Real-Time is an amazing plugin from Waves Audio. It is designed for both live and studio performances. Producers, engineers, and performers can use the plugin for subtle pitch correction, but also as a creative pitch quantization effect – all in real-time. The layout is very simple and easy to understand.
Description: Gsnap is probably the simplest and easy-to-understand free tuning plugin. It's very easy to learn and it is not very complicated. It's great for those who just want to make their vocals sound more "in-tune". However, it does not have features like formant correction and manual correction. If you don't need those features, this can be a great choice for you!
Description: Melodyne is considered the "industry-standard" when it comes to vocal tuning. It offers very precise vocal editing and tuning. However, I, personally feel that this plugin is designed for those mixing engineers who want to do some very precise editing and are willing to spend a lot of time in tuning and editing vocals. But if you're interested in detailed vocal tuning and editing, Melodyne may be perfect for you!
Price: €99 / €249 / €399 / €699
Description: Metatune is the new guy in the industry but it's probably the coolest one. Yup! Metatune from Slate digital is an awesome plugin for almost every modern genre. It's much simple to use and has great features. According to Slate, eliminates the use of a graphical tuner 99% of the time and it's true. You will probably not be using a complicated graphical tuner while using this plugin!
Price: Perpetual license for $199. Also included in Slate All-access pass for $9.99 a month.