Autotune demo of "Hide and Seek"

I recently created an autotune effect which landed in the latest release, and I’ve finally got round to making a demo:

With apologies to Imogen Heap…

Its a lot of fun, but one thing about using autotune is that you realise how hard singing actually is! If you don’t get the pitch right the effect is not a silver bullet… Hopefully there are some better singers on this forum than me.

One thing about the structure of the song - I think she’s basically looping around the same 4 chords and fitting the melody around those. This isn’t a note for note transcription but more of an impression of how you’d use that technique.

use_bpm 110
use_transpose -2

with_fx :reverb, mix: 0.1 do
  
  4.times do
    synth :beep, release: 0.1, note: :a4
    sleep 2
  end
  
  with_fx :autotuner, amp: 1.7,mix: 1 do |c|
    live_audio :lead_vox
  end
  
  with_fx :autotuner, note: :a2 do |c|
    live_loop :bass do
      live_audio :bass
      values = sync :notes
      control(c, note: values[:bass])
    end
  end
  
  with_fx :autotuner do |c|
    live_loop :tenor do
      live_audio :tenor
      values = sync :notes
      control(c, note: values[:tenor])
    end
  end
  
  with_fx :autotuner do |c|
    live_loop :alto do
      live_audio :alto
      values = sync :notes
      control(c, note: values[:alto])
    end
  end
  
  with_fx :autotuner do |c|
    live_loop :soprano do
      live_audio :soprano
      values = sync :notes
      control(c, note: values[:soprano])
    end
  end
  
  live_loop :notes_loop do
    32.times do
      cue :notes, bass: [:a2, :b2, :cs3, :d3].ring.tick(:b),
        tenor: [:e3, :fs3, :fs3, :a3].ring.tick(:t),
        alto: [:a3, :gs3, :gs3, :b3].ring.tick(:a),
        soprano: [:cs4, :b4, :cs4, :e4].ring.tick(:s)
      sleep 4
    end
    
    sleep 4
    
    16.times do
      cue :notes, bass: [:b3, :d4, :cs4, :cs4].ring.tick(:b),
        tenor: [:cs4, :d4, :cs4, :cs4].ring.tick(:t),
        alto: [:d4, :d4, :d4, :d4].ring.tick(:a),
        soprano: [:e4].ring.tick(:s)
      sleep 4
    end
  end
end
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Really lovely stuff. Thanks for sharing :slight_smile: