mentioned Autotune in a post recently. Curiosity got the better of me and I looked Autotune up on the internet. Most of what I read or watched on videos went way over my head. I have no idea what they are talking about.
What I hoped to find is a primer, a simple 'how it works' article. How does the system know that the singer needs to hit C whereas he/she hits B or somewhere in between B and C? What 'tells' the software that it is a C that is needed there at that spot? Does it only work with pre-recorded backing tracks? Can it be used at a live event? Even thinking of what questions to ask you guys fuzzes up my brain.
What I understand is that Autotune manages to make average singer sing in tune. I am not planning on getting the system for myself but if anyone can point me to the simplest of 'how it works' explanations, I would be very thankful.
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