Auto-Tune Guide Featured in Computer Music 173

Fancy a few tips on how to use Auto-Tune? You could do a lot worse than pick up this month’s copy of Computer Music magazine, as it contains my 5-page tutorial feature on how to get the best out of Antares’ all-pervading pitch-correction plug-in. Comprehensive step-by-step guides show you how to use Auto mode for both robotic effects and natural-sounding tuning correction, how to import audio into Graphical mode, how to tune by hand with the Curve tool, how to adjust pitch with the Note tool, and how to deal with vibrato. Also shown is how to get the signature T-Pain / Kanye West sound using the budget EFX2 plug-in.

Debut piece for MacUser is out!

You know you’ve made it as a tech writer when you make it into a publication as well-known and as well-respected as MacUser, and this week I’ve finally made it onto the pages of this prestigious magazine with a tutorial about how to use GarageBand’s built-in pitch correction feature on page 86 of this issue. After years of relative anonymity writing for iCreate, the novelty of a photo byline takes a bit of getting used to! Here’s hoping it’s the first of many…