2012 NAMM Show: Antares has announced Auto-Tune for Guitar, a new hardware DSP system, about the size of a business card, that is designed to be installed in a guitar and provide real-time tuning and pitch processing.
Auto-Tune for Guitar technology is designed both to provide automatic tuning and new creative playing options, such as alternate tunings.
- Tuning – You can tune all six strings instantly with the push of a button (no motors or gears required). Simply strum the strings, trigger String Tuning via a button or foot switch, and your guitar is instantly in tune.
- Intonation correction – Auto-Tune for Guitar equipped guitar constantly monitors the precise pitch of each individual string and makes any corrections necessary to ensure that every note of every chord and riff is always in tune, regardless of variables like finger position or pressure or physical limitations of the instrument.
- Alternate tunings – Auto-Tune for Guitar lets you quickly select from among familiar alternate tunings as well as tunings that would be physically impossible without Auto-Tune for Guitar.
- Pickup modeling – Antares’ proprietary modeling technology lets you select a guitar/pickup combo and then select from the pickup configurations that would be available on the original guitar.