Wednesday, July 8, 2009

How Auto Tune Works

I had no idea it was used by so many musicians. Everyone freakin' cheats!


SuiginChou said...

SO WEIRD -- I stopped VLC from playing that very Chipmunks song in order to listen to your Youtube video. Just ... wow. Surprisingly tangential and yet not. God, I love the world. :D Coincidences everywhere. :)

As for the content of the video, the performers they listed were the ones I've already heard before. And I don't think Madonna, Cher, Reba, Celine Dion, and some R&B artists constitute "everybody." Though I'm confident ~everybody's voice is probably parsed through this software.

Even worse, though, is the consideration that this need not apply to human voices alone: CDs you buy of performances by the London Symphony Orchestra or the Philharmonic or this or that could just as easily, and just as likely, be parsed through this software -- even if it's not the performers' desire to have it done! -- by the recording studio execs who are eying the all-important $$$ line.

Mike said...

I hate that inventor. He ruined music. I hope he's happy.

Ok, to be honest I was trying to find a copy of autotune to play with. I think it'd be awesome to make my own T-Pain album.

Jay said...

YES! Mike, please do!

SuiginChou said...

His smug attitude suggests he has no qualms with how his program is being used by the music industry, true; but, I don't think that it's fair to say he ruined music. This program could be used for many purposes, and the music industry's decision to use it for their songs combined with the public's decision to demand authentic singing of the highest quality is what has resulted in disappointment -- not this software or this man's invention of it.