Mad Genius wrote:Now, I will admit that before Jace and I started using Autotune for our songs, respectively, I used to think that I'd be lying to both myself and anyone else who listened to my songs if they heard my singing voice rendered through autotune, but after trying it out for the first time, sometime last year, I was blown away by how refined my three-part harmonies sounded. That's when it hit me: Using autotune doesn't mean you're a terrible singer. Using autotune properly, only refines one's vocal track to audio perfection because even the BEST of singers can sing a sour note occasionally because they are just as human as we are.
Oh, I got what you're saying. I've used it on some of my work to fix out the kinks, but it irks me to no end when someone who can't sing at all uses it to fix ALL of their errors. It's a blessing and a curse.
weirdojace wrote:99% of all music today has autotune on it. If you don't notice it, that means it's being used properly. If the engineer knows what he's doing, the average listener shouldn't be able to hear it.
Using it as an effect (T-Pain) is a different thing, and in that case it's not being used because T-Pain is a bad singer, but because they want that robotic effect you get from dialing the attack speed all the way up.
Even the whole T-Pain effect is getting old. Every pop songs sounds like we're a bunch of robots. Luckily you can honestly tell who needs it and who doesn't. Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Adele, Hayley Williams, etc. probably do all use it, but you can tell by their use of vibrato that they probably don't need to use it that much. Auto-tune does some interesting things when it comes to vibrato, and that's how you can usually tell if someone is auto-tuned.