Adobe Audition is an audio-production software package that allows you to create and edit tracks for use in sound and video. "Effects" are a set of features in Adobe Audition that allow you to manipulate sound in different ways. The suite of effects are limited on first installation, but VST plug-ins, which are third-party software tools, are used to extend this functionality. The Auto-Tune plug-in allows you to give the "T-Pain effect" to your vocals. Installing the plug-in is straightforward. You should verify each step to save time and avoid errors.
Download the version of Auto-Tune you like from the Antares website (antarestech.com).
Ensure that Adobe Audition is closed. Move the mouse over the task bar to reveal running applications. If you see the Adobe Audition program, click it and then click on the "X" in the top corner of the window.
Double-click on the Auto-Tune .exe file. This initiates the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Double-click the "Computer" icon on your desktop. Click on "C:" then "Program Files," then "VSTPlugins." This is where the .dll file for Auto-Tunes is located after running the .exe file. Verify that the Auto-Tunes file is here.
Click "Start," then "Programs," then "Adobe Audition" to launch the program.
Click on "Effects" and then click "Refresh Effects Lists." A pop-up box will display VST plug-ins installed on your computer. By default, Auto-Tunes is checked. If it isn't, check the box next to Auto-Tunes and then click "OK."
Click on the "Multi-track" button in the upper-left side of the window and then click on the "FX" button on the "Track Controls" palette.
Click on the effects selection drop-down box and select "VST," then click on Auto-Tunes to launch the plug-in.