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Autotune, on balance, imho, evil. (warning: rant)

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itallchanged:
I don't use it at all. I don't understand how it ended up being used so much. Ive had a break from playing music and recording.. I'm slowly getting back in to it.. I honestly stay away from whats being recorded these days, unless a friend points out music that was actually played and sung by humans.. I believe computer recording is a net loss.. It has not improved music at all, imho. It has allowed everyone to record.. I don't see this as a good thing.

This 'thing' we do is so different now. As a player and singer whos been at it for a very long time, I cant believe what passes for 'good' pop music.. I just cant believe it..

Rabbit:
I've managed to avoid using it so far. I know I'm going to feel like a thief or worse the first time I do. Must be that Catholic upbringing or something....

rjc:

--- Quote from: Rabbit on September 16, 2011, 03:41:18 am ---I've managed to avoid using it so far. I know I'm going to feel like a thief or worse the first time I do. Must be that Catholic upbringing or something....

--- End quote ---

Well, yes, but try not to feel too bad about it.

On one level, it's actually somewhat analogous to the distant past where an invention that solved a different musical problem - the electric guitar - was viewed with skepticism and alarm by an older generation who thought it sounded harsh and unmusical, and who supposed it was probably a fad that (to their mind, thankfully) would be over soon enough. I remember listening to their conversations with some skepticism of my own.

Meanwhile, I've recently read that there are singers who enjoy and aspire to the sound of autotune so much that they've learned to mimic its artifacts, with the result that they sound autotuned even when they aren't. Seems self-defeatingly silly to me, but what do I know.  ???   ;)

killdill045:
I'm slowly getting back in to it.. I honestly stay away from whats being recorded these days, unless a friend points out music that was actually played and sung by humans.. I believe computer recording is a net loss.. It has not improved music at all, imho. It has allowed everyone to record.. I don't see this as a good thing. ?

Jim Williams:
It's not all bad, I've had a few belly laughs at a karaoke bar hearing folks attempt to sound like they are using auto-tune. It's like humans tring to sound like Cylons.

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