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You can download all kinds of crazy Vst plug-ins for nothing. It’s fun and easy to do. It keeps the music interesting to try new things. One plug-in I can’t live without is Melodyne. It’s the same thing as Auto tune, but easier to use and more natural sounding. I find auto tune to be difficult to use and very fake sounding. I use it less and less as my vocals have gotten stronger over the years and I’ve had more recording experience. But for new singers in your studio, you absolutely need it. Today people’s ears are so accustomed to hearing perfect vocals, which means when something’s out, people are turned off by it. Here’s how you use Melodyne without paying for it: Download the Melodyne demo. Open preferences in Melodyne. Look at the input and output and make sure they are set to your Hardware Interface. Open a new session and import a vocal track. Fix it how you like it, but don’t close the session. You can’t save anything in demo mode. Route the line input 1 of your Hardware Interface with a short stereo cable to the line output 1 of your Hardware Interface. Open a new track in your DAW. Turn the monitoring on your new track to off and solo the track. Hit record in your DAW, then flip over to Melodyne and play the vocal track from the beginning. The fixed track should be recording in you DAW. Every 30 seconds, you will get a bleep, so you have to stop melodyne and start it from a few seconds back. When the track is done recording, go into your DAW and edit the new vocal track so that it lines up exactly with your original vocal track. Adjust the audio clip to match the same level. Then play back your track. Just like that, you have a perfectly tuned vocal for free. If you want, you can also import a stereo mix with no vocal into melodyne and line it up with the vocal track. This way you can tell as it’s playing back that it’s matching the song perfectly. You have to make sure in Melodyne that when you record into your DAW that you only playback the vocal track and not the whole mix. You can do this by selecting “play selected” instead of “play arrangement” in Melodyne.

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