Auto-Tune EFX 3

Real-Time Pitch Correction and Auto-Tune Vocal Effect
The Easiest, Most Affordable Tool for Real-Time Pitch Processing.

Auto-Tune EFX 3

Auto-Tune EFX 3

Powered by the same core technology as Antares' professional standard Auto-Tune 8, Auto-Tune EFX 3 is the quickest, easiest-to-use tool for real-time pitch correction and creating the iconic Auto-Tune Vocal Effect.  Auto-Tune EFX 3’s new variable Retune Speed and Humanize controls provide an entirely new level of natural, realistic pitch correction. And with our unique Auto-Motion Vocal Pattern Generation, stunning new vocal effects are only a mouse click away.


Wondering what the differences are? Click here to compare the key features of Auto-Tune EFX 3Auto-Tune Live and Auto-Tune 8.

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Auto-Tune EFX 3

Designed to make almost everything automatic, Auto-Tune EFX 3 provides our world-renowned real-time pitch correction as well as the iconic Auto-Tune Vocal Effect. Just set the key and scale of your track, adjust the Retune Speed for your desired effect, and Auto-Tune EFX 3 does the rest. For songs with complex chord progressions or modulations, you can optionally set up custom scales or use your host's automation features to allow the processing of virtually any vocal line.

New in Auto-Tune EFX 3 is a fully adjustable Retune Speed control that lets you fine tune Auto-Tune EFX 3’s pitch processing for any performance. And its new Humanize function provides pitch correction that is even more natural and realistic.

Pitch Correction 
Like Auto-Tune 8, Auto-Tune EFX 3's pitch correction works by continuously tracking the pitch of your vocal and comparing it to the notes in a (customizable) scale. The scale note closest to the input pitch is identified as the target note. If your vocal's pitch exactly matches the target note, no correction is applied. If your vocal's pitch varies from the target note, either sharp or flat, the output pitch is smoothly corrected to the target note.

The new variable Retune Speed control lets you fine tune the desired effect for your track, from subtle natural pitch correction to the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect. 

The new Humanize function ensures that short notes are effectively corrected while sustained notes are allowed to preserve their subtle pitch variations for the most natural, realistic pitch correction.

Auto-Tune Vocal Effect 
The Auto-Tune Vocal Effect is what is technically known as “pitch quantization.” Instead of allowing all of the small variations in pitch and the gradual transitions between notes that are a normal part of singing, the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect limits each note to an exact pitch, stripping out any variation, ands forcing instantaneous transitions between notes.

Auto-Motion Vocal Pattern Generation 
Auto-Motion Vocal Pattern Generation is a unique effect that adds intricate musical patterns to a vocal performance. Patterns are selected from a built-in library and can be synced to your host's tempo at various beat divisions. At any point in your vocal track, simply click the Auto-Motion Trigger button to send your vocal on a melodic adventure.

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Check out examples of Auto-Tune EFX 3 pitch correction, Auto-Tune Vocal Effect and a variety of Auto-Motion patterns.

Pitch Correction - Before

In this example, we asked singer/songwriter Chelsea Dyer to purposely make pitch errors in a performance of her song, "Don't Give Up On Me Now".

Pitch Correction - After

Processed in Pitch Correct mode by Auto-Tune EFX 3

Auto-Tune Vocal Effect - Before

Steven Sherak's original song, "Hidin'".

Auto-Tune Vocal Effect - After

Processed in Auto-Tune EFX 3 with Retune Speed set to 0.

With Humanize Off

The fast notes are completely tuned, but the sustained note is unnaturally static.

With Humanize On

The fast notes are still tuned, while allowing the sustained note to realistically reproduce the natural variations of the original performance.

Auto-Motion Patterns #1

Auto-Motion Patterns #2

Upgrades to Auto-Tune EFX 3

To Upgrade, you will need the Registration Code from your current product. (If you can't find it, we can probably help. Go here.)

Upgrades to Auto-Tune EFX 3 are available from the following products:

Upgrade From Upgrade Price
Auto-Tune EFX 2 - 64-Bit $19.00
Auto-Tune EFX 2 - 32-Bit $29.00
Auto-Tune EFX $39.00

System Requirements

Auto-Tune EFX 3  requires an iLok (not included).


AAX Native(64 and 32-bit)
•Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later.
• Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.12 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST3 (64 and 32-bit)
• A compatible VST host program that supports the VST3 format.
• Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.12 as required by your host.

Audio Units (64 and 32-bit)
• A compatible host program that supports the Audio Units format. 
• Mac OS 10.8.5 to 10.12 as required by your host.



AAX Native (64 and 32-bit)
• Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later (except Pro Tools SE and M‑Powered Essential, which do not accept 3rd party plug-ins).
• Windows 7  to Windows 10 as required by your version of Pro Tools.

VST (64 and 32-bit)
• A compatible host program that supports the VST2 or VST3 format.
• Windows 7 to Windows 10 as required by your host.