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For Podcast Sound Engineers: Antares Announces Auto-Tune Hybrid for Avid Pro Tools

With the number of podcasts passing the one million mark, podcasters have certain magic tricks to capture listeners' "ears." Of course, content is king but superior sound design and engineering can create a "sound palette" that is pleasing to the audience's ears.

With that need for superb sound engineering, Antares Audio Technologies, the inventor of Auto-Tune and an innovator in vocal processing tools, has announced the launch of Auto-Tune Hybrid, created exclusively for use with Avid Pro Tools platforms. Auto-Tune Hybrid is optimized for Pro Tools users to make the most of their hardware and boost performance in recording and live setups.

In August, Antares launched Auto-Tune Unlimited, a subscription-based suite of vocal processing and pitch correction plug-ins, with the promise of free upgrades. Auto-Tune Hybrid is a key addition to this suite, available at no cost to Auto-Tune Unlimited subscribers. By introducing a product that is exclusive to Avid Pro Tools users into this suite, Antares and Avid join forces to ensure artistic excellence for music, media and entertainment professionals.

“We’re thrilled to offer Auto-Tune Hybrid to the Pro Tools community. Auto-Tune Hybrid delivers the features and performance professional mixers, producers, and engineers need to be successful in today’s studio and live environments.” says Steve Berkley, CEO of Antares. “It’s designed to make the most of Avid’s hardware and boost performance in key moments, whether it’s laying down tracks or perfecting a performance in real time. Combining our technology so seamlessly gives music-makers the professional tools they need to be successful in their musical endeavors.”

Podcast consultant George Witt notes that sound tools like Avid add a "richness and sonic depth" to podcasts."

Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions are used in media ranging from from prestigious and award-winning feature films to popular television shows, news programs, televised sporting events, celebrated music recordings, live concerts, and, of course, podcasts.

“Antares’s unmistakable products have helped raise the quality of countless vocal recordings and given artists, producers, and engineers the confidence and creative options to realize their artistic vision. By working together to integrate Auto-Tune technology and Avid’s hardware we’ve unlocked even more potential,” explains François Quereuil, Director of Product Management at Avid. “Together we’re now offering a complete set of professional effects designed to take vocal production to a whole new level.”

Auto-Tune Hybrid, which retails for $399.99, is included at no additional cost to subscribers of Auto-Tune Unlimited monthly or annual plans.

Antares Audio Technologies (Auto-Tune) is a leading developer and music-industry standard for pitch correction and vocal processing. For over 20 years, Auto-Tune® has transformed the studios, stages, and devices for artists, engineers, and producers across genres. In addition to Auto-Tune, Antares offers a powerful vocal production suite that includes key and scale detection, microphone/vocal modeling, harmonizers, and other vocal effects available through perpetual license or subscription. Auto-Tune plug-ins are compatible with all leading DAWs and audio interfaces.

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