What effect is this?

Hello i’ve been listening to this song with Lil Wayne in it and he uses this effect that i absolutely love! im pretty sure its not autotune, its more of a…Extreme vibrato thing?
Anyway if you could listen to the song and tell me what effect it is, i would appreciate it. Thanks!


Lil waynes part is at: 3.10 min.

It is “auto tune” (not necessarily “Antares Auto-tune” but that type of effect).
The “T-Pain effect” is created by using MIDI to control the pitch, so that the vocal can be “played” from a keyboard or sequencer.
The Lil Wayne “warble” is probably created by using vibrato on the MIDI note.

Well i have tried to turn the vibrato way up but that only seemed to make it sound more natural?

I presume that you are using Antares Auto-tune?
If so, you may be better asking on their forum - I don’t use Antares Auto-tune because it does not support my operating system. I’m not even sure if Antares Auto-tune supports MIDI modulation at all but if it does, then to achieve that effect you still need the processed audio to “snap” to interval values rather than a smooth modulation.

Yes i do use antares autotune, and no matter what i do, i cant get the effect.
I’ve tried to turn the vibrato up, i have also tried to make the tpain effect and mess around with the inputs. Nothing works! :frowning:

Gsnap is a free (donation-ware) alternative to expen$ive antares autotune
but again no MIDI control in Audacity … http://www.gvst.co.uk/gsnap.htm

Got an i-phone ? … http://gizmodo.com/5352299/i-am-t+pain-iphone-app-is-auto+tuning-genius
“I Am T-Pain 2.0 [i-phone app] uses the new T-Pain effect pitch correction by Izotope, not Antares Auto-Tune”

[ BTW full marks for rhyming “mansion” with “Wisconsin:laughing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWBE0sQC5L8#t=32sec ]

Haha :laughing: ,but i already have autotune so whats the point of using something else? However what this topic is for is to find out how He does that effect?

If you can’t find info on how to do T-Pain with autotune, (an autotune forum would be a better bet for that),
look up the T-Pain effect pitch correction by Izotope … http://izotope.com/products/audio/tpaineffect/thetpainengine.asp

A free (but crippled) trial version of the izotope product is available … http://www.izotope.com/products/audio/tpaineffect/download.asp

Using Gsnap in Audacity can produce a generic obvious autotune effect (Cher / T-Pain) for free …

GSnap settings for attached example.png

But why would i use something inferior if i already have the real thing? Its like if i bought a car, but then i would just walk instead? And also i think you misunderstood the topic, i am not looking for the T-pain effect, i am looking for Lil Wayne effect…

You will not be able to create the Lil Wayne effect (or a proper T-Pain effect) in Audacity because Audacity does not support MIDI control.

The authorised T-Pain effect is izotope autotune, not antrares autotune. According to Mr Pain izotope is the “real thing”.

Clue on his shirt …
clue on T-Shirt.jpg
NB: the effects may not be exclusively down to auto tuning: other effects may also have been applied ( ring modulator ?, vocoder? )