Autotune in GarageBand

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Autotune in GarageBand

Postby jolinewolfgram » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:54 am

Autotune is generally frowned upon by the music industry as excessive electronic tempering to make your voice or use of instruments sound like what it isn’t allows for a scope in plagiarism and honestly, makes it sound robotic as opposed to the organic and exciting feel of good music. But use of auto tune in places it can work its magic to help elevate your tracks is recommended- to finesse your rhythm or to give it a higher or lower tempo than what you can play or sing at; it can help you in making an original fit for music charts.

GarageBand is used by many worldwide artists to fine-tune their tracks and many even use the option of cutting and remixing their compositions close to the autotuning feature. It is very easy to use this feature in GarageBand by the help of ‘Enhanced Tuning’ option in the app. This feature helps you correct the pitch of your tracks to the key it’s supposed to be in, which is what autotune is supposed to carry out when used correctly. Artists who do not understand the basics of auto tuning their work often end up using the technique in disastrous ways whereas those who learn to work within the limits of the technique end up creating gold masterpieces.

Make sure you have set the preferred volume, ‘Key’ and beats per minute (bpm) you would like the song to be in, from the top-middle portion in the app that has the options to change these. If you don’t know the exact key or bpm to be put, you can just hum it into the microphone and the app will recognize and set it accordingly.

You can also check by repeating the same process on free websites (like, to determine these specifications.

From the top left corner of the window, press the scissor icon. This will open a new panel of editing tabs in the bottom half of your screen.

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