Anybody able to make "AutoTalent" appear?

Since GSnap renders an undesirable phaser-like tone to the human voice, I want to try the alternative of AutoTalent by Tom Baran. I downloaded AutoTalent from Oli Larkin’s site and extracted the files into Audacity’s Plug-Ins sub-directory, deleting the “_MACOSX” folder and keeping only “autotalent.dll” and the “src” folder. After launching Audacity, importing an audio file, highlighting a section of the file, I did not see AutoTalent in the Effects list.

If anyone has managed to get AutoTalent to work in Audacity (running Win 7), maybe they can share the trick.

The website says:

Will Autotalent work on my computer?
Autotalent is an open-source LADSPA plugin and should in theory work on Linux, Mac or Windows > if you compile it for those platforms, > although Autotalent v0.2 has only been tested on 64-bit Linux. (Autotalent v0.1 had been tested on 32-bit Linux.)

That means you have to download the source code and compile it for Windows. That’s something normally done by a programmer… I’ve done some programming before, but I don’t know how to compile an LADSPA program. You don’t have to be a programmer to do it, but installing, configuring and learning to use a particular complier can be a trying experience.

Given Djard has “autotalent.dll” and not compiled it, I think he or she probably has the precompiled VST port. If not, Djard can get it from or .

Assuming you have the VST version of Autotalent and are using the current Audacity 2.0.5 (see Help > About Audacity… for the version you have) then you will need to do the following. Choose Edit > Preferences, choose “Effects” on the left, check (tick) the box “Rescan VST effects next time Audacity is started”, click OK, then restart Audacity. This procedure is explained in the FAQ’s: .

For Autotalent documentation see and .


That did the trick. I did everything correctly but forgot to rescan VST effects in Preferences. AutoTune doesn’t seem very accommodating to the musician, but maybe I need to play with it some more. I also noticed there are other pitch correction apps available that might also be open source, like VocPro, Vocalist and KeroVee. Thanks for the kind help.

As far as I can tell, Vocalist Live and VocPro are hardware.

KeroVee is not open source. It has the usual issues when used in Audacity that the tuned note will be time-shifted, and MIDI tuning will not work.