Waves reveals Tune Real-time plugin

Waves Audio has announced it is now shipping the Waves Tune Real-Time plugin.

The product promises to provide smooth, natural-sounding vocal pitch correction instantly and automatically, as soon as the notes leave the singer’s mouth.

Intended for live performances as well as pre-production, tracking and mixing in the studio, the plugin’s pitch detection and correction technologies are designed to ensure that the tuned vocal retains the singer’s natural sound.

Producers, engineers and performers can use the plugin for subtle pitch correction, but also as a creative pitch quantization effect – all in real time.

The intuitive controls, simple layout, and touchscreen compatibility are key for engineers who have little time to fuss around and need to quickly get solid and "ready-to-go" vocals, Waves says.

It can be easily programmed per song and customised to the singer’s articulation as well. Users can control the range, choose a scale, mark in advance specific notes to fix or avoid, control the plugin’s sensitivity, and even tune a singer’s vibrato while preserving its natural movement. For those who don’t know the scale of the song, notes can be entered using the virtual keyboard. Alternatively, the plugin can be set to follow a melody played in advance or in real time via MIDI.

Waves Tune Real-Time is compatible with all Waves SoundGrid applications and eMotion mixers, and can work seamlessly with any live console via Waves MultiRack without the need for complex setups.