How to Set Up Auto Tune in Cool Edit Pro

Whether you're working with an out of tune instrument or want to add that signature auto-tuned sound to a track, Antares Auto-Tune can help. Auto-Tune is a plugin compatible with almost any digital audio workstation that accepts VST and Direct-X plugins, including Cool Edit Pro.

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Close Cool Edit Pro if it is already running on your computer.

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Download and install the Antares Auto-Tune plugin on your computer. When you install the plugin, you may be prompted to select which application you want to install it for. Select Cool Edit Pro, if prompted.

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Launch Cool Edit Pro and open the project containing the track you want to use Auto-Tune with.

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Click the track you want to tune, select "Transform" on the main menu, select "Time/Pitch" and then select "Antares Auto-Tune" to launch the Auto-Tune control panel and begin configuring your settings. See the Tips section for advice on what to do if you don't see Auto-Tune listed on the Transform menu.

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Click "Scale" and select the scale played by the instrument on the track. If the instrument plays in multiple scales, select "Chromatic."

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Click "Key" to select the key in which the track is played.

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Adjust the "Scale Detune," "Retune" and "Tracking" knobs to fine-tune the effect. Avoid tweaking the Scale Detune setting, unless you know for certain your instruments were not tuned using the standard A=440Hz pitch. Adjust the Retune setting up and down to control how fast Auto-Tune tunes a note. Tracking dictates how much variation Auto-Tune permits in an incoming waveform.