Why Do Singers Use Autotune?
Create a Musical Melody
When singers want to adjust the pitch of their voice, they use a technique called gliding. With gliding, they want to change the tension of their voice (the way it is high or low) without changing the speed.
To do this, they can use their fingers or their tongues. Some even use autotune!
When they want to speed up their pitch, they use a technique called glissando. This is what creates the “gliss” in glissando.
Fix Harsh Vocals
When a singer’s voice has a harsh edge to it, it can hurt the listener’s ears. When a singer uses autotune, they can fix this problem by putting a smooth edge on the voice.
The smooth edge makes the voice sound more pleasant.
However, the altered sound is still not as pleasant as a singer’s normal voice.
Therefore, singers use autotune to fix harsh vocals.
Remove Background Noise
When you’re singing in a crowded room, you want to be able to hear what you’re singing about. You don’t want to have to hold back your singing or mask your voice to keep people engaged. You want to freely express yourself and your emotions.
Autotune helps you do that. When you have autotune, you can easily keep the melody of your song without sacrificing the quality of your voice.
That’s because the computer music technology that is autotune tracks your voice and analyzes it to find the melody and then maps it to the computer’s version of the melody.
Then it uses that version to replace the one that you’re singing. So instead of you singing, it uses computer music to sing the song.
This may sound complicated, but it isn’t. The software is easy to use and, more importantly, it’s easy for your voice to track.
So before you start singing, you need to do a quick track on your microphone to make sure that you can still hear what you’re singing about. Then use the track to create a melody and map it to the words you want to sing.
Fix Pitch Issues
When you’re singing, you use your voice in a variety of ways.
Your voice has a pitch that can be as high or low.
You can use different parts of your voice to change the pitch.
You can also use muscles in your voice to change the pitch.
There are even things called “tricks” that help you change the pitch.
Match Singer's Tempo
When you sing, your vocal chords have to work harder to produce your voice. Your vocal chords tire easier than your other muscles, and over time, you can get into a habit of using them less.
When you sing with a tempo that is faster or slower than what your muscles can produce, you risk losing your voice. With autotune, you can match your tempo to the rhythm you’re singing to.
If you’re singing along to a faster tempo, the autotune will help you keep up. If you’re singing along to a slower tempo, the autotune will help you speed up.
It’s like helping you breathe life into your songs.
Fix Harsh Vocal Breaks
When your voice breaks, it can become harsh and unpleasant to hear. This is because when your voice breaks, it can lose some of its natural warmth and comfort.
When you break into tears, you’re experiencing a harsh break. When you breathe heavily, you’re experiencing a harsh break.
When you laugh, you’re experiencing a harsh break. You may even experience pain when you laugh.
When you sing, you’re experiencing a harsh break. If you’ve got a cold, you’re experiencing a harsh break.
You’ll know you’ve got a harsh break when you hear a creaky sound when you talk. You’ll also feel a cramp in your voice. You’ll feel pain in your throat.
You’ll also feel pain when you breathe heavily. Breathing heavily is a way to break into tears.
You can fix harsh vocal breaks by getting some rest, avoiding any more conversations or activities that can put stress on your body, and by being more aware of your breathing.
You can also fix it by using the autotune function of your phone. This function takes some of the pain out of having a harsh break.
Create a Smooth Background Vocal Track
When singers want to sing a vocal track for a movie or video game, they need a smooth background track to accompany the track. The background track serves as aural relief for the singer’s voice.
When a singer is singing alone, they may use autotune to sing a vocal track.
However, when a singer is singing with other people, they usually don’t use autotune. The singer is instead expected to use proper vocal techniques to combine their voice with the other people’s.
Some people refer to this combined voice track as a “dumbing down.”
The combined voice track sounds flat and without life. It has no quality to it.
When filmmakers need a vocal track for a movie or video game, they often have to remove the autotune and replace it with a proper vocal track.
This takes the flavor out of the song, and the song loses its original personality.
When someone hears the autotuned track, they may think that the song is less talented than the actual singer.
Therefore, when someone hears the vocal track, they may think the track is a****** or that the singer is not professional.
This is why vocal tracks without autotune are usually better.
Replace Digital Effects
Digital effects are filters that are used to make or “tune” your voice sound stronger, more defined, and more natural.
However, these can be difficult to use and can distort your voice.
Also, most have a variety of settings, so you can get a better result if you try several ways to speak.
In fact, some people have multiple settings for different voices.
That’s why professional singers have multiple effects. You can try a few different ones to get a better sound.
However, the more effects you have, the more complicated your sound is. That’s why most people only use a few.
Practice Vocal Tuning
When you sing, you use your vocal cords to produce sound. Like a musical instrument, your voice is not a solid piece of wood or metal, but a complex instrument that can be tuned to sound better.
When you speak, your vocal cords produce sound by vibrating like a bell. You can hear sound when you speak, but you can’t always hear your vocal cords. When you sing, you use a special tool called a vocal mic to pick up the sound of your voice.
When you sing, you can also sing quietly (without using as much energy) or loudly (shouting or blowing out your notes). You can also modulate your voice (change the flow of sound) to make it softer or louder.
When you’re singing in the shower, you can use a vocal mic to give you better control over your song. You can even use a second voice in your head to guide the flow of the song.
This way you can have two thoughts at once, one to keep your voice strong and crisp and the other to put a little extra energy into your notes.
You can also use a pencil to make a noise like a bird!
Learn How to Use Auto-Tune
When singers use auto-tune, they are actually using a software tool called a plug-in. The plug-in mimics the function of the voice autotune feature found on digital recording devices such as smartphones.
There are many different plug-ins available, but they all do the same thing. The plug-in scans a portion of a song and adjusts the pitch of selected notes to match the pitch of other notes.
The scanning process can be set to either match the pitch of a specified note or several notes. Most plug-ins scan through a portion of a song and try to find the pitch of the note being sung. Then the plug-in adjusts the pitch of other notes to match the found pitch.
Some plug-ins can also adjust the volume of the song.