Vocal pitch correction
Soundation’s studio has a built-in high-quality pitch correction tool called Vocal Tuner.
- With Vocal tuner
- Without Vocal tuner
What is pitch correction?
Pitch correction effects such as Vocal Tuner are used to tune signals that are slightly out of key. Perhaps the most useful on vocal tracks, but can be used on anything. It can be used subtly to make a singer sound pitch-perfect in a way that sounds natural. You can also use it as a cool robotic-sounding voice effect, similar to artists like T-Pain, Kanye West, Migos, and Travis Scott.
How to use Vocal Tuner
For any piece of software to use this sound effect, we first need to do some voice recording or an acapella audio file. Hop into your personal recording studio below, and read some more recommended articles on how to make a great-sounding recording if you need to.
Adding the effect [Easy]
- 1Open Soundation and create a project
- 2Drag and drop an audio file with vocals from your computer or the Soundation Library into the studio
- 3Mark the channel and bring up the bottom panel by double-clicking it
- 4Click "+ Add effect" in the bottom panel
- 5Choose Vocal Tuner from the menu
Setting up the Vocal Tuner [Intermediate]
As with any voice tuner online or offline, getting a mind-blowing sound out of it is all about getting the settings right.
Root note & Scale
Root note & Scale (the two drop-down menus in Vocal Tuner) govern what key and notes it will correct the signal to. It’s important that you choose the same key as your song for it to sound good. In the image above, A# is the root note and Minor Triad is the type of scale.
Tips for figuring out the key and scale of a song
- Export your track and use a song key finder such as GetSongKEY. Use low quality in your Soundation settings to export, upload and analyze it quickly.
- Try different settings until it sounds right.
- If you used loops or midi chord progressions from our sound library, the key and scale is specified there:
Amount governs how much pitch correction will take place. At 0% it will not correct at all, at 100% your vocal performance will be in perfect pitch. Note that this audio effect won’t correct severe pitch problems, if the original tone is too far off it can't detect which tone it should be corrected to.
Glide governs how fast the pitch correction is, also known as retune speed. At 0% it will be very robotic and at 100% it will be smoother and more natural.
Experiment with the settings
Every voice is different, depending on the character of yours and how you want it to sound it will take some fine-tuning if what you’re going for is a natural sound. If however you want to sound like a trap rapper, don’t be afraid to max the amount out, keep the glide at 0% and pick a key and scale remotely close to your instrumental and you should be good.