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Auto Tune is a great tool for us mediocre singers who want to introduce melody into our songs. It’s also a great tool for good singers who want to clean up their vocals a little. Either way, if you’re going to use it, you should be using it correctly. And if you’re broke, you definitely should be checking out the free pitch corrector that comes within your DAW. So here’s how to Auto Tune your vocals in Logic Pro X (For Free):
The principles that I’m going to teach you are applicable to all pitch correction software e.g Melodyne, Autotune etc.
The most common mistake I see people making with Auto Tune or pitch correction is that they select the plug-in and think the work is done without changing any settings. Now, this will Auto Tune your vocals, but it won’t sound pretty (unless your song is in C Major). The first thing you must do, before even thinking about Auto Tune, is find out what key your song is in. After you do that, you must make sure that your pitch correction software is set to the same key. Now, when it automatically tunes your voice, you won’t sound like a traumatic cat wailing (hopefully).
That’s basically all the knowledge you need to start your Auto Tuned adventure, but you should also consider experimenting with the correction speed or response. A fast correction speed or response will make you sound more robotic, giving you more of a T-Pain sound. However, using a slower correction speed or response will make your vocals sound much more natural and will generally make the Auto Tune harder to notice. Play around and see what works best for you!
If you wanna know how to make a song from the comfort of your own home, you may want to check out my book How To Make A Song At Home. It walks you through the whole process of making a song, from building your home studio to production and songwriting to mixing and mastering. It does what it says on the tin. If you want to take your music career seriously and maintain a low budget, this is the book for you.
You can get How To Make A Song At Home on Amazon.
If you didn’t already know, I wrote a book on How To Make A Song At Home earlier this year. If you’d like to learn how to make your first song all by yourself or you’d just like to be a productive member of society and support me for all the great free shit I’ve given you, you can purchase the book on amazon here.
If you’re thinking about writing a book, or you’re just curious on how it works, I’ve got 4 tips to help you write your own book:
It’s much easier to write about something you are familiar with. In the case of writing a non-fiction book this is a big deal. However, if you’re writing fiction, you have much more leeway with your creativeness and you are more free to use your imagination.
This is generally called ‘outlining’. It makes the writing process much more straightforward as you don’t have to come up with ideas on what comes next. Instead, you just allow the information to flow through you.
There are a variety of different formats you can release your book in (e.g mobi, epub, physical). I write my books in a program called Scrivener. Scrivener provides an array of export templates to use, but you’ll still have to learn how to edit these templates to create the type of thing you’re looking for.
If you’re writing a non-fiction book, read some non-fiction books. If you’re planning to write a novel, read some novels (focus on novels in your genre, but don’t limit yourself). This may seem like simple advice, and it is, but neglecting to read books and familiarise yourself with what is acceptable and unacceptable will likely result in you writing something that doesn’t quite work. So make it easier for yourself – look at what works and use that as a template.
Again, buy my book. Don’t be an ungrateful bastard – http://amzn.to/1MCeFb2
If you’re really cheap, or you think my book’s going to be crap, download a free chapter here – http://bit.ly/1GK2Den
And if you’re having trouble writing your book, just write. The only way to move forward is to try to move forward.
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After enjoying a particularly chilled weekend, Monday reared its ugly little head and it was time to get back to work.
I spent the day editing and finishing up my book How To Make A Song At Home. The book is basically going to guide you through the various steps you need to take in order to create a sick song for cheap in the comfort of your own home. For those of you who are interested, the book will cover the following sections:
My aim is to make creating quality music accessible to beginners who have little idea of what they’re doing and offer helpful advice via my own experience to those who are more adept. If you want to grab that as soon as it comes out holla at me on Twitter (@JayCartere) or send a message through my contact page so I can note your name down.
I also released a new song called Right Now. That’s off my upcoming dance EP The Love Story (it’d be sick if you pre-ordered that). The song is about trying to prevent a break up and reconcile with a lover by focusing on the ‘right now’ and not spoiling the moment by bringing up loads of old bullshit. Let me know if you like it or nah on Twitter.
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