Waves Audio is now shipping the Waves Tune Real-Time plug-in ($199 MSRP; currently on-sale for $99), which provides smooth, natural-sounding vocal pitch correction instantly and automatically. Designed for live performances as well as pre-production, tracking and mixing in the studio, the plug-in’s innovative pitch detection and correction technologies ensure that the tuned vocal retains the vocalist’s natural vocal sound. The plug-in is useful for subtle pitch correction, and also as a creative pitch quantization effect, all in real time.
It promises intuitive controls, simple layout, and touchscreen compatibility. Waves Tune Real-Time is compatible with all Waves SoundGrid applications and eMotion mixers, and can work seamlessly with any live console via Waves MultiRack without the need for complex setups.
Waves Tune Real-Time can be easily programmed per song and customized to the singer's articulation. Users can control the range, choose a scale, mark in advance specific notes to fix or avoid, control the plugin’s sensitivity, and tune a singer's vibrato while preserving its natural movement. If a song's scale is unknown, users can enter the notes using the virtual keyboard, or set the plug-in to follow a melody played in advance or in real time via MIDI.