On AutoTune

April 21, 2009

It’s now ‘in’ amongst the musical elitists to be against the use of AutoTune (a piece of software that automatically adjusts the pitch of a singer so it remains in tune.)  While I used to be completely opposed to its use, I’ve changed my mind.

I think so-called vocalists who do not write their own music and lyrics should not use AutoTune. When they do, there is nothing of them left in the song.

But, if you are the songwriter, then use AutoTune if  it helps get the music that’s inside of you out; that is, if it’s a means to expressing yourself artistically. Then work on your natural vocal ability as you continue to make music.



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