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Listened to this prog on radio earlier, all about autotune and similar.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01shwkq

Quite interesting really. Always wondered how it worked, though seems that although there is an auto version it is better to manually adjust the pitch.

Though the auto must be used on live performances sometimes - or at least I'm told that it is. ???

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don't get me started on this abomination diabs

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At one time I used to get dragged to places which did karaoke. Absolutely hated it, almost every performance was a crime against music. Some of the club/pub singers weren't all that much better. Maybe it could come to the rescue of the none-tone-deaf members of the audiences in those venues ? :)

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I think karaoke is satans child. I wont stay in a pub very long if the karaoke is on. Auto tune may make my short visits to the karaoke bars a bit easier on the ears.



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diablo wrote:Listened to this prog on radio earlier, all about autotune and similar.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01shwkq

Quite interesting really. Always wondered how it worked, though seems that although there is an auto version it is better to manually adjust the pitch.

Though the auto must be used on live performances sometimes - or at least I'm told that it is. ???


Both the software plugin version and the hardware version ( used mainly live ) have automodes.

Here's a typical pitch display of a vocal. The original is in read and the autotuned result is in blue. You can use it manually to select one syllable, word or phrase and tweak the curves.

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It is very handy indeed. Especially whan a vocalist has sung a spectacular take and a couple of words are out of tune. So instead of retaking the line to drop those two words in and potentially ruining the flow it's much easier to fix them.

It's not just handy for vocals. I've used it to fix an out of tune string on a bass guitar for example.

Autotune was first made famous on Cher's I believe as an gimmick effect. Singers slide into pitch rather than instantaneously hitting the note like for example an organ Autotune's Retune Speed controls ( botton pane in the picture ) howfast this happens. When you wack the control up to fastest you get that infamous "cher effect" and as used on billions of RnB tunes.

So is it a good thing? Well yes it's a very handy audio tool IMO. Contrary to popular belief it can't turn a crap singer into good one. All it can do is turn an out of tune crap singer into an in tune crap singer. :)

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I hate it too Wotty but have to agree with Smeggy as well, I won't use it but there are valid reasons. Listen to the charts, the amount of autotune is ridiculous but the "artiste" always gets found out and vanishes pretty soon after :splif:

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wotsit2 wrote:don't get me started on this abomination diabs


Inverted snobbery prevents some from using it.

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Autotune can't save this one


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Channel Hopper wrote:Autotune can't save this one




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Channel Hopper wrote:Autotune can't save this one


:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :bugs: :bugs: :bugs: :bugs:

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diablo wrote:Listened to this prog on radio earlier, all about autotune and similar.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01shwkq

Quite interesting really. Always wondered how it worked, though seems that although there is an auto version it is better to manually adjust the pitch.

Though the auto must be used on live performances sometimes - or at least I'm told that it is. ???

I've noticed that most modern pop music has at least some sort of autotune element to it.

Though in reality, it depends on (a) who sung the song, and (b) how much autotune is used, as supposed to how it is and if it is needed.

For example, a small amount of autotune to help the track is okay... but I don't want to hear music that is absolutely covered in autotune from head to toe.




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Channel Hopper wrote:Autotune can't save this one


Absolutely nothing can save that one! wish I hadn't even clicked on it!




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If that isn't the most unfortunate human in the world... :shrug:

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wotsit2 wrote:
Channel Hopper wrote:Autotune can't save this one


:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :bugs: :bugs: :bugs: :bugs:

Even my mum is better looking than that!!!!!!! :eek:

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FUCKING ELL !!! Don't do that :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :D :D :D

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wotsit2 wrote:
Channel Hopper wrote:Autotune can't save this one


:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :bugs: :bugs: :bugs: :bugs:

Even my mum is better looking than that!!!!!!! :eek:

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That "cover" that was quoted was bad enough the first time around :eek:




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Midnightmemories wrote:Don't bump this back up again!

That "cover" that was quoted was bad enough the first time around :eek:


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