Auto-Tune for Guitar?
I don’t know how the oldschool guitarists feel about this but I’m REALLY IMPRESSED!
Since Antares Audio Technologies first introduced its Auto-Tune vocal pitch correction technology in the late 1990s, musicians and fans alike have been somewhat divided about its use. Some artists like Cher and, more recently, T-Pain have openly embraced the voice processing tool while others have kept its use a closely guarded secret, and, at the opposite end, calls for an end to robo-voice gimmickry have been made by the likes of Jay-Z. Now, the company has announced that its Auto-Tune processing technology is being developed for the electric guitar, offering six-string slingers effortless intonation, pitch perfect tuning and access to whole new worlds of otherwise unavailable tone.
Although we will have to wait for the production units to hear what will ship at a price below $40K, the preview rig appeared to have zero latency with none of the digital artifacts present in the vocal version of Auto-Tune. And while the Gibson “Robot Guitar” offers seven factory presets, the ATG-6 can go way below “Drop D” to morph into a bass guitar.