From the article: Top 10 Auto-Tune Songs
Auto-Tune is audio processing technology created to correct pitch problems with vocals in the recording studio. However, it is also used in recording for a range of artistic effects. Is Auto-Tune a blessing or curse? Share Your Opinion
Digitech Voicebox-Not Autotuner
- The whole vocal was played through the Digitech Voicebox & then certain lines were mixed into the original vocal. I know there are a lot of write ups like in SOS mag which state the the Autotuner was used. This is incorrect. Just to set the record straight.
- —Guest KDF
- I think that the best auto tun out there was lil wayne but not any more i would say future is now yolo
- —Guest lil durk 300
- Let me tell you about a pop singer from long ago. All the girls loved him. He had a beautiful voice and even when his voice started to go he could still belt out his hits better than 90% of today's "pop" singers. He had a bunch of friends who were all immensely talented and could sing and dance. That's right. I'm talking about old blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra. TPain, Bo Diddy, and Rihianna couldn't carry Frank Sinatra's jock today. Today's singers are not singers and that's why we are amazed when a video of Beyonce actually singing backstage gets released. It is so against the today's norm.
- —Guest Shtetl G
- NOWADAYS you see lots of talentless people top the charts hen they can'T sing. it should be used creatively not drench the whole song
- —Guest TrooperCT51088832
- I personally like the robotic Auto-tune sound. I didn't even know about Auto-tune until last year when I was watching a video on producing, but the songs that always caught my attention had that robotic sound and I wondered how the singers did that. Now I know I use auto tune nearly all the time. I am a decent singer but I just like the robotic sound it gives me. The only time I don't use Auto-tune is when I am singing rock music, Matsumoto Yuka songs and Sohyang songs.
- —Guest Prince
bad, most of the time
- Its bad. But it can be good. It's bad because music is mostly about emotion. Auto-tune is a robot, robot's have no emotion. They can't love, or feel depressed. And when you think about it, you can't have music without emotion. But if you're using it to get an electronic feel it's okay, because that's kind of cool. Oh, and it make's singers, like me, that have actual talent look bad.
- —Guest musiclover4life
- I think that auto tune has bridged the gap between actual singers and people who can be famous because they know people...it's not the best bridge ever. I think the charts should be filled with people who can actually sing and make good music, not just flawless people who can't sing. Yeah, they might sell more, but it isn't good music. The pop music scene isn't what it was 40 or 50 years ago.
- —Guest mayday
- I think autotune is great, alot if pop singers can't sing anyway and get to the top with looks and dance moves and to be toatly honest when I listen to pop music, I dont look for good singing, I look for an amazing beat, and a catchy chorus or melody to get me going so if autotune is what it takes I'm all for it!
- —Guest robert edwards
- Really? No mention of Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek"? That's the most creative application I ever heard of auto-tune, turning it into a tool for a capella style music.
- —Guest PianoManGidley
A crutch for those who can't sing
- Autotune lets those who can't sing sound like singers- but at the same time, it limits the ability of real singers. You can't do a glissando through Autotune. Run Aretha Franklin through Autotune and she'd sound just like all the no-talent singers around today.
- —Guest mikey
- Like I say about auto-tune, it's downright stupid for any aspiring artist who lacks vocalism without aid of professional vocal coaches. The damage has been done for the music world among its professional music artists.
- —Guest hitomi1
- its a problem in that, like Lightning said, it defeats the purpose of having a talented voice. the upside is the few artists that truly make autotune a novelty every time they use it. case-and-point, Kanye West. 808's and Heartbreak is basically all autotune and yet an unbelievably good album. Also, in Put On with Young Jeezy, he puts down arguably the greatest rap performance ever heard. It comes down to the opinion of the individual
- —Guest West
- A song may sound good in the studio album, but the singer can't fake it in live shows. Therefore it's a blessing that we can distinguish between talented artistes and the ones who aren't. Auto-tune kills of the natural sound of ones voice.
- —Guest rubah
- Blessing: Auto-tune helps artist on exceptionally tough pieces of music and sounds cool. Curse: It sort of defeats the purpose of liking a singer. Then they all sound the same.
- —Guest Lightning
- It's a blessing cuz it makes some music sound cooler and a curse cuz low-hitting artists use it as a last resort. And HEAPS of them do it. There's something called "sometimes" you know?
- —Guest abbeshh
- Nothings wrong with autotune its a style now, doesn't necessarily mean people cant sing, I use autotune in all my songs I want people to get an electronic feel from it, www.myspace.com/bluestealmusic
- —Guest Bluesteal