I'm currently working with a very good singer who has just moved onto the mic in the past few years; we are now recording what should turn into the first track of the album. However, he isn't confident in his ear hearing any out-of-tune notes, and wants to use Autotune in this method: 1. Place autotune onto the master fader, find out the overall pitch curve of the mix. 2. Compare the vocal's pitch line with that line. 3. Match the vocal's pitch to the song's overall pitch. Trying this, I'm finding quite quickly that using Autotune on a non-vocal track gives you what looks to be a bloodsplatter, and no concrete pitch curve. I am thus looking like an idiot to my client, a very bad thing. Is it / how is it possible to find out if a vocal is out of tune without having a reference as to what the tune of the vocal should be? What do you tune a vocal to? (if I must do this by hand) How do I find out the key of the song if all I have is a few scratch tracks of the song and a 'finished' vocal? Also, Automatic mode is ~NOT~ an option; to say the least, a Cher effect will open doors for me that I do not want to open-- i.e, I'll be walking out the door, out of work.