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    (Original post by Dynamitri)
    Yeah, let's face it. It's the third time I'm posting this here, and I swear I'm gonna keep on going until people won't stop saying bull-Schnitzel like this. Really.

    Auto-Tune requires certain pitch and you certainly cannot be tone deaf to make it work and get the desired 'T-Pain effect'. You can't just go in and drop a stanza that's totally off-key, then run it through an Auto-Tune VST and become Mariah-*******-Carey

    If you won't hit certain notes, Auto-Tune won't help you to get the 'T-Pain effect'. It might remove some single off-key notes by bypassing them, but then you need to tell Auto-Tune what notes does it have to ignore and you have to have hit that certain note in question. This, on a different note, doesn't create the 'T-Pain effect'. The effect mentioned is chiefly about removing smooth glides between notes - human voice due to its nature cannot change pitch immediately, you always have that short phase when the voice 'glides' or 'slides' from one formant to another. 'T-Pain effect' removes that phase, toggling immediate pitch shifts in speech/singing, hence the 'robotic', unnatural effect.

    BTW: I'd say most of the innovations in pop music came because someone had balls to use some equipment in a different way than it has been indended - Jimi Hendrix and his overdriven guitars thanks to amps on borderline-crump settings spring to mind. And synthesizers? They're a blessing. Otherwise we'd have to listen to the bland, guitar-driven hominy over and over again. Synths expand the sonic possibilities tremendously.

    Thank you.
    :ditto:

    I can confirm this is true.
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    (Original post by pinkpenguin)


    Check that out :rofl:




    #2 has yet to be topped.
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    (Original post by Dynamitri)

    Thank you.
    Excellent rant. Still doesn't make me think that the people who use it are in any way decent singers in the first place, and that it sounds like ****. That is my opinion.

    Also, you don't need to preach the awesomeness of synths to me! Not in the slightest! :yep:
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    I love synths. :love:

    And a bit of auto-tune never hurt anyone...
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    (Original post by mikeyd85)
    it sounds like ****
    It's a matter of taste tbh, truth is that it is overused, and that's probably the most reason why people start hating on it. Would have been the same with any other overused effect, like, had everyone started jumping the vocoder and/or talkbox bandwagon, or something else, regardless of the music genre. Auto-Tune in itself isn't bad, even the 'T-Pain effect' isn't bad IMO, it's just that virtually everyone seems to be using it right now and has been for the most of 2008 and 2009 so far, and people sound all the same with that effect, so it's almost like you were listening to the same artist over and over again. That is IMO the very core of the problem, there's not much difference between particular singers when they use Auto-Tune and any 'individuality' in terms of the voice quality (ha-ha), vocal range, singing technique, whole 'uniqueness' as you wish, is immediately lost.

    Still, I have to say I'd love to hear Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston doing their respectively four and three octave range slides with Auto-Tune. Would be a bizarre, sonic experience, definitely. :yep:
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    (Original post by Dynamitri)
    It's a matter of taste tbh, truth is that it is overused,
    I agree, there is a lot of music out at the mo that uses it. I honestly have no real clue with pop music these days, I couldn't tell you if most these songs were one very prolific person or a myriad artists. :dontknow:

    And yeah, auto tune Mariah would be entertaining!
 
 
 
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