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Trap Vocals with Real-Time Pitch Correction

December 14, 2019

what’s going on out there
I’m Sean Divine hope you all are doing well today I’ve got a new video where
we’re gonna have some fun with real-time pitch correction I’ve done some videos
in the past where I show you how to use this as a performance tool rather than
using pitch correction as something that we’re fixing a vocal recording with
afterwards and this opens up a lot of creative potential as you’re performing
it’s also a great writing tool because you can find melodies it’s really easy
to find harmonies using real-time pitch correction and the technology has just
gotten a lot better to where it sounds really cool and it’s just fun to use so
we’re gonna dive in here I’m gonna do something a little bit different with
y’all today we’re actually gonna set a custom scale for our real-time pitch
correction and again this is just going to give you even more flexibility in
terms of how you’re performing into it so first things first what we would
normally do is listen to the beat I think it’s in C minor but that’s just a
guess let’s just see and you’re gonna have some times where
even though the key maybe C minor your pitch correction may work better in
terms of what you’re performing to be in a little bit different scale and again
these are just scales so it’s music theory there may be a note that’s
outside of the C minor scale that you want to be able to hit with this and so
this is where setting a user scale comes in handy so we’re gonna go down here
we’re gonna go to user scale and then we’re gonna see all of these pink
minuses up here with everything selected this is gonna probably just do something
crazy let’s see yeah so if I just talk whoa that’s trippy yeah so what I’m
gonna do is I’m just gonna go ahead and make sure that you’ve got group octaves
down here because what this is gonna do is you know if I have it off and I start
making changes up here then it will only do it to those particular notes but if I
turn a group octaves on it will do that across the entire keyboard which is what
we want a lot easier to do so we want to make sure that this note C so we want
that and then you can just go up your keyboard and start playing notes
obviously that’s not gonna sound good with our scale here or what I’m gonna
sing so I’m gonna get rid of that no I don’t think that ones gonna work either I think that will work so we won’t have
that one nope so we’re gonna leave that like that note we’re gonna turn the
transition let me switch over I’m gonna turn the transition down we want to make
that pretty quick let’s just do a couple of milliseconds and then I’m going to
turn the speed all the way down and I think that we missed a note up in here yeah this one my flow is off the wall yeah yeah just
do a little freestyle now that we’ve set that scale up my flow is off the wall
let’s see what we gon do man your flow, y’all trip off some triplets and I get
get get get this we on youtube but it’s not written
I swear I’m just going off the top but I come from my heart and we do it from start
every day I’m in here working hard trying to be some value to your home
teach you something that you might not have known real quick let’s just try now to
harmonize with the hook vocal that I’ve already got again this makes it very
easy to start figuring out something in our user scale that’s gonna work with
the hook so let me just go up here you hear me when I call they follow we lead em all, yea yea forgetting my lyrics foot in the door and I’m fittin to get it now. foot in the door and I found that harmony don’t doubt when I said that I ball

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  • Reply Sean Divine February 19, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Shout out to everyone for the feedback on this tutorial! I just released the song based on the freestyle ??

  • Reply Deo Master Production March 30, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Really nice ? ? ? ? ?

  • Reply Tasla On The Beat March 31, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    the song is sick??

  • Reply Kyle 808 April 1, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Can I use this with Fl Studio 20 ?

  • Reply John Keable April 1, 2019 at 4:26 am

    That sounds dope bro!

  • Reply Make_It_Look_Good G April 3, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Nice men nice love it

  • Reply The Polygamist April 4, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Is there a way to tweak it without the keyboard to select the notes?

  • Reply SAVENGXD April 5, 2019 at 8:01 am

    yoo this shit is crazy damn

  • Reply GRIM REKORDZ CHEMISTRY April 5, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    ayyye that beat brov thats woke me up to life fam shit

  • Reply UchihaSunny April 6, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Can u do tutorial on the whole vocal mixing from this effects

  • Reply Maylin Sean April 8, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Sean divine the goat

  • Reply Mr 52 April 8, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Do you have any other Effects on the track line?

  • Reply Jesse Mata April 13, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    That’s fire bro

  • Reply Melody Kits April 16, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    ?You killed it man?

  • Reply DJ SmithBeatz April 17, 2019 at 8:04 am

    What Waves suit can i find this wavetune version?

  • Reply DJ Irize April 18, 2019 at 8:59 pm


  • Reply JitsuMadeIt April 19, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Is this an update ? My wavestune looks different??

  • Reply Jordan Kerrin April 25, 2019 at 5:04 am

    I've been having an issue where I'll assign the scale but the waves tune real-time corrects the vocal to the wrong key. I tried assigning the same scale to the stock pitch correction plugin and it sounds great, but it sounds very off with this for some reason and I can figure it out. Does anyone else have this issue? Thanks

  • Reply Julez Jackson April 30, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Sean wit dat ?.Come do some hooks for ya boy Julez ??

  • Reply Pc Banchhod May 2, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    I only liked for you! thats wavey!!

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  • Reply Abdelkarim Mostadi May 5, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Nice but antares is better

  • Reply OMAR May 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    what programm are you using?

  • Reply waddup May 6, 2019 at 10:12 am

    SHIIIIT that's fuckin good

  • Reply Soldier I'm May 7, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    nice brother

  • Reply Andreas Böhler May 8, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    HOW? Wtf.. ?. Just put it on my vocals and it sounds same. What do I have to do to make it sound like yours?

  • Reply DarioDMusic Official May 9, 2019 at 4:17 am

    Could this be used for a live performance??

  • Reply tharmenthiran pillai May 12, 2019 at 7:58 am

    2scratch style please!!!

  • Reply SVS BEATS May 12, 2019 at 8:11 am


  • Reply Dee Nelson May 14, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Which mic is that?

  • Reply Jon Doe May 26, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Who was the retarded ones to click dislike ??‍♂️

  • Reply Danny Mosticchio May 30, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Yeah the effect is more saturated than I can get with Antares assistant or whatever it's called. Damnnn

  • Reply JeffMAC June 3, 2019 at 8:41 pm


  • Reply T0rn Soul June 6, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Waves gotta deal on this plugin guys for 35 bucks. Just cop'd it ? good video Sean as always

  • Reply Hashim June 10, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    LOL you got excited cuz you actually started to spit bars

    nice video fam keep it up

  • Reply Shojin 187 June 11, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    nice but i cant get this effect. I'd try to improve the pitch performance' in ableton but it didn't work – how is your routing in pro tools here?

  • Reply 1090RPM June 18, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Because of you, I purchased this today. As a recording engineer myself, I particularly don’t like using tuning. But as the times change, I must admit, it’s fun as hell! Thanks for the video ?

  • Reply Neado Beatz June 22, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Good stuff

  • Reply MikeyBizzle4Shizzle June 22, 2019 at 3:16 pm


  • Reply MikeyBizzle4Shizzle June 22, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Flippantly flipping Sentences
    like Olympic Gymnasts
    Degenerative Degenerates
    generate Cognitive Dissonance
    The Singularity is Imminent
    now that Synapses are Sentient

  • Reply David Navarrot Gonzalez June 29, 2019 at 9:49 am

    amazing! but man I have a prblem with input lag How do you deal with it?? I can't sing in realtime because of that lag. Does anyone know how to deal with this problem?

  • Reply Gentle Boy Official July 2, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Nice bro. Just sub
    Please for the plugin bro

  • Reply Oliver Cooper July 7, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    A "How to guess sharps and flats, when you are not educated enough") kidn')

  • Reply Electric Tuxedo July 13, 2019 at 9:15 am

    This video made us 1. subscribe to the channel and 2. purchase the Waves plugin. Very good outcome, Sean, haha.

  • Reply halo July 24, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    how to crack this????

  • Reply GsStyle July 25, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Wooooooooo fck man.. I like it, can u do the chorus trial or wth is that on hook? 😀

  • Reply PRODBYBAILEYBEATS July 28, 2019 at 9:44 pm


  • Reply Goyta Klan August 5, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Queria achar esse wave tune grátis
    Tá difícil…

  • Reply Christopher Franco August 11, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Does this plugin have to be used in real time or can it be applied to a already recorded audio?

  • Reply sam August 11, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    one like for that freestyle!! banging

  • Reply M.B PRODUCTION August 23, 2019 at 4:10 am

    What the hell..!

  • Reply Lane Vrell August 24, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Been considering which auto tune to buy and I think this is it! Thanks for the demonstration!

  • Reply fjvelazquezfv August 26, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Hey Sean!!! How did you create those harmonies out the WAVES TUNES???

  • Reply Mac Dizzle August 26, 2019 at 6:50 pm


  • Reply MsUncleKevin August 27, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    really good!

  • Reply Liam Mh1 August 29, 2019 at 3:00 am

    what’s the name of the song?

  • Reply Young Wise August 31, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    Dope Post. Freestyle was on point as well ?

  • Reply Triza MC September 1, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Very good ??

  • Reply Akad Akad September 2, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Hey Sean, i use studio one 3 pro, i have purchased all of your products. Could you please point me to how to load the preset in my DAW to use? Thanks!

  • Reply JustThugIt Remix September 2, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    Why does wave tune real time only work for me when I use it on a part that I have already rapped, and not on a part that I rap live. I am happy about help

  • Reply motoca47 September 5, 2019 at 2:42 am

    that beat is insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Max FD September 5, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    can this replace Antares autotune ? just that its much cheaper .. looking for alternative

  • Reply YOUNGWHITEFRESH September 11, 2019 at 8:50 am

    How you record thru it without latency? That's what I need to know

  • Reply PRONK September 12, 2019 at 10:59 am

    I you're recording vocals and you want to hear you''re self do you need to turn on software monitoring? because when I turn it on I hear my self but I sounds like a double voice, when I only turn on the i and turn of software monitoring I can't hear my self…

  • Reply Lil Spoke September 20, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    What is the name of this plugin ???

  • Reply John G. Garay September 20, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU! was wondering if I could enter my own scale. Now I know!

  • Reply noor azam October 1, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    wow what a voice

  • Reply Tamyra October 4, 2019 at 3:51 pm


  • Reply Bruce Stevens October 7, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Came in with the fire bars tho!! ???haha Aiiiite Sean I c you bruh! – Tree

  • Reply DJCJ October 8, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    bro u just completed my life

  • Reply Playlist 420 October 16, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Sup guys ! Tried to follow Sean's recommendation, this is what i got so far. If anyone can take a second to tell me how i can make better quality music itd be awesome. Thanks !
    Cheers from Paris, France ) Maxi

  • Reply JurasikTV October 16, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    that freestyle was lit

  • Reply carl Johnson October 17, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Travis scott :- ITS LITTTT ????

  • Reply Jaylen Linnen October 17, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Did You Used A Actual Keyboard Or The Plug In To Find Note ?

  • Reply Pual Saint October 20, 2019 at 12:18 am

    As soon as you started spitting those bars I hit the sub button

  • Reply OfficialStellar October 25, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    You my dude, are awesome!

  • Reply holy blackAngel October 27, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    The best video on YouTube

  • Reply doreiko amv November 2, 2019 at 9:59 am

    Flow so hot that it sizzles me to hit that sub button!

  • Reply ReizMusicRecords November 3, 2019 at 9:35 am

    Duracooo bro, full respect from Venezuela.

  • Reply MARTY November 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm


  • Reply Tyvone Hunt November 10, 2019 at 5:48 am

    My real tunes doesn’t show me its working until after I’m done recording a take… help pls.

  • Reply MANIAC MAGEE November 10, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Have you ever had issues where you can’t hear the auto tune while the track is in record? Is there something in settings that maybe messing me up with that ?

  • Reply Syd Summers November 13, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    is anyone else having a problem with waves autotune where literally no matter what you do it won't work? like i have the same presets set as the same person as every video watched and its like its impossible getting it to work please help thank, and im using garage band

  • Reply Young B November 17, 2019 at 5:01 am

    hey I would like to be your friend I live in Australia I wanna know more about that apps
    can you tell me what is your Instagram name please so that we can talk more.?

  • Reply Jackson November 25, 2019 at 1:16 am


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  • Reply melonehier November 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    is wavetune better than antares autotune?

  • Reply melonehier November 25, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    is this logic x ?

  • Reply mike nalua November 29, 2019 at 3:38 am

    What software is this??

  • Reply KGUAP November 30, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    I don’t understand why my computer can’t process this, I’ve got a focusrite 2i2 with a 2016 iMac and the playback is extremely delayed

  • Reply Leggett Luciano December 1, 2019 at 6:03 am

    lol that damn thang make everybody sound like a millionaire artist

  • Reply alvinraydj3 December 3, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Sean Divine can you do a video on your room treatment and if you did anything else to your room? your vocals sound the way i want them to sound not counting effects.

  • Reply Farid Y.M December 5, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Yo Sean ! You are the Best !

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  • Reply Dr Sauce December 5, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    how you kno what scale your song is in? cuz ive noticed some songs work better in differen keys

  • Reply Dr Sauce December 5, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    what plugin did you use for them "YEA YEA" adlibs?

  • Reply Aaron So December 6, 2019 at 6:11 am

    how do you setup your mic and fl studio for live mic recording??

  • Reply Kurãn Bolton December 11, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    How did you do the harmony?

  • Reply Kurãn Bolton December 11, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    The end is ????

  • Reply Martin E. December 14, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Is this better than Antares?

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