From simple pitch correction or refinement to fashionable auto-tune effects, pitch correction plugins are almost essential in modern music production.
Recording vocals can feel like a minefield of information at times, and the market certainly isn't short of professional plugins for polishing up your results.
But fear not, to help get you on the fast track to professional-sounding vocals, we've whittled the saturated market of pitch correction plugins and apps down to an all-star shortlist for various budgets.
So without further hesitation, let's get straight into our list of the best pitch correction plugins for perfect results every time.
Antares: Auto-Tune Pro
Pros: You’re in safe hands from the founders of auto-tune | Great low-latency for real-time auto-tuning
Cons: Not polyphonic
Antares released the original Auto-Tune plugin back in 1997, which of course gives them a very strong claim to being the best in the vocal pitch correction department. A claim hugely bolstered by Cher, who, a year later, released the game-changing Believe, which used Antares’ plugin with a very heavy auto-tune effect, becoming massively influential. This plugin can achieve your pitch correction with a nice natural effect, or with the huge Cher/will.i.am jumps in pitch.
Great features, easy to use, as well as being the ultimate OG of vocal pitch producing. Note: if you’re a Universal Audio user, there is a version of this plugin for their console.