Anaheim, CA (January 19, 2012) -- Antares Audio Technologies and Peavey Electronics have today announced the introduction of the Peavey AT-200 electric guitar, featuring Antares' groundbreaking Auto-Tune for Guitar technology.
The result of a cooperative development effort between the two music industry innovators, the new Peavey AT-200 allows guitar players to create music in perfect tune and with perfect intonation. The Peavey AT-200 utilizes Auto-Tune for Guitar to work behind the scenes to bring the clarity of perfect pitch to a quality instrument in an unobtrusive manner. No complicated hardware system interferes with the playing experience — the Peavey AT-200 looks, plays and sounds just like a conventional guitar, exactly the way it should.
As countless players and producers know, less-than-perfect intonation can seriously muddy a guitar's tone. The Peavey AT-200 with Antares' Solid-Tune Intonation system 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. As a result, listening to a guitar with Solid-Tune is a revelation, offering a purity of tone that has simply never before been possible.
Of course, Solid-Tune is smart enough to know when a player wants to manipulate pitch, so they can play bends and vibrato exactly as they always do. In fact, Solid-Tune Intonation makes it even easier to bend to the right pitch every time.
Just as Auto-Tune changed how vocals are recorded, the Peavey AT-200 with Auto-Tune for Guitar will forever change the way guitars are played and recorded. Players won’t have to stop to retune during live performances. Producers and engineers will no longer waste precious time on tuning and intonation issues during recording sessions. With the AT-200 guitar, perfect pitch is the new standard.
The Peavey AT-200 is also the gateway to a growing collection of powerful new Auto-Tune for Guitar features. With its built-in software upgrade capability, new features from Antares can be easily loaded into the AT-200 and controlled by any MIDI source, from MIDI foot switch controllers to iPad or iPhone devices running dedicated Auto-Tune control software.
Combining Peavey’s 47-year legacy of innovation in music and audio with Antares’ history of creating game-changing audio technologies is a natural partnership, said Peavey Electronics founder and CEO Hartley Peavey.
“Peavey has always been a ‘different’ kind of company, one that is driven by the desire to innovate and advance the possibilities in music and audio, while serving players and professionals with attainable, quality products,” said Peavey. “Partnering with Antares to bring their revolutionary Auto-Tune technology to guitars is the gateway to the next generation of music creation. As always, we’re proud to be leading the way.”
“We knew that our Auto-Tune for Guitar had the power to change the sound of guitars, creating sonority and clarity,” said Dr. Andy Hildebrand, CEO and founder of Antares Audio Technologies. “Partnering with a company revered for quality and reliability was very important to this project. Peavey has been a leader in musical instruments for decades, and the AT-200 is a high-quality guitar that any musician can appreciate.”