Jay-Z’s D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EWruiIjBmo Antares’ Auto-Tune is hated by many, but it’s, arguably, the most influential audio effect of our time. With D.O.A., Jay-Z writes the obituary for Auto-Tune, saying “you rappers singing too much, get back to rap, you T-Paining too much.” When Jay-Z’s rapping about an audio effect plug-in, you know it’s gone mainstream. D.O.A. is… Read More Jay-Z’s D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)

In Praise Of Auto-Tune

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GBoqPDtmDw Frieze Magazine has published a article that takes a contrarian look at the musicality of Auto-Tune. Author Jace Clayton first recognizes the fact that many musicians hate AutoTuned vocals: Vocal purists hate Auto-Tune. They hear in its robotic modulations some combination of sugar-rush novelty, bulldozed nuance, jejune synthetics, loss of ‘soul’, disdain for innate… Read More In Praise Of Auto-Tune

Does The World Need A T-Pain Auto-Tune App For The iPhone?

Time magazine published an article earlier this week that looks at Auto-Tune and its use in popular music.  Buried in the article, though, the mass-market future of Auto-Tune is revealed: T-Pain and Auto-Tune’s parent company are finishing work on an iPhone app. “It’s gonna be real cool,” says T-Pain. “Basically, you can add Auto-Tune to… Read More Does The World Need A T-Pain Auto-Tune App For The iPhone?

Auto-Tune EFX So Cheap That Now Everybody Can Sound Like T-Pain

Antares Audio Technologies and Guitar Center have announced Auto-Tune EFX, an entry-level version of its real-time pitch correction software.  For $129, everybody can now sound like T-Pain and Cher.  Do you believe in Pain? Get ready for an explosion of the Auto-Tune effect in YouTube videos! Designed to make almost everything automatic, Auto-Tune EFX provides two… Read More Auto-Tune EFX So Cheap That Now Everybody Can Sound Like T-Pain