From the article: Who Invented Auto-Tune?
Dr Andy Hildebrand is the inventor of the voice pitch-correcting software called Auto-Tune. The first song published using Auto-Tune on the vocals was the 1998 song "Believe" by Cher. Do you feel that the use of Auto-Tune software on vocal tracks is a form of vocal cheating? Good or Bad?
- It's a tool, along with EQ, compression, reverbs, delays etc. if you have the most emotional vocal take that has a couple of flat note can't be re done, regardless of how good the artist is, autotune can be used subtlety to correct some small mistakes. And for the remixes you can't make someone bad sound good. It doesn't sound right.
- —Guest Engineer
Wait a second?
- Even the character, Batman, can't fly. He doesn't have super powers. :/
- —Guest Anonymous
- no all of the singers use it I mean like 80 precent of them use it right ?
- —Guest random
- it's literally destroyed the art of singing. I want go back to when there was no such thing as Auto-Tune and you had to actually pay your dues to get a break in the music industry. now all these people who have pitch problems but "sexy" looks get more credit than those who actually are talented. this must stop RIGHT NOW!
- —Guest Matthew
autotune is cheating
- autotune is obviously cheating. Look at all the pop stars today. They are all good looking. People just go out and find the best looking people possible and make them famous by using autotune. The people that make me the angriest are the omes that aren't aware of autotune.
- —Guest auto tune is cheating
its a tool
- some people arn't the best singers, that doesn't mean they don't have tallent, maybe they are a fantastic songwriter?. or they don't have the time/money/patience to record and edit all the vocal takes. if you are a big huge artist that has engineers working for him there is no excuse for it. but if you are a smaller band that doesn't have to resources to hire an engineer to edit 30 takes of vocals it gives you the ability to produce a sound that can compete with big artists.
- —Guest a little unfair...
- Ofcourse it's cheating. Not only is it cheating, it's a major fraud. It's simply a money making scheme for these talented pretty boys and girls who have gotten numerous plastic surgeries. People don't care about talent anymore, that's gone out the door over a decade ago. Collectively, small things like this and talentless TV stars are ultimately going to bring down the world. Think about it, first auto tune, and then comes the "swag" era. Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's a downhill path, not uphill.
- —Guest BornToLose
- First of all Good or Bad dosnt fit in with the question you should put in a yes or a no. And I dont think that Auto tune is cheating its just an amusing effect added into music. I like auto tune. If the artist dosn't like the idea of auto tune than he ? she shouldn't add it its a matter of choice.
- —Guest unknown
- autotune is for people who cant sing. maybe if nobody used autotune, REAL talent would be on the radio.
- —Guest fdkla;fvdas
- it is a new way of working with a voice, get over it.
- —Guest Bonny9
- It depends on whether you are trying to make people believe you are singing naturally when you are in fact using auto tune. In that case it is cheating. But if you use auto tune like T-pain and are trying to get a unique robotic sound, then it is not cheating, it is creativity.
- —Guest Prince
- It allows musicians to provide "cleaner" music to the paying customers
- —Guest alan
- They have it for vocals and for instruments too. Soon one will just have to look good and not have any talent and that is just not right. It's like Milly Vanilly~
- it makes someone with barely any talent, automatically have enough "talent" to make millions. all that ke$ha does is talk to a beat, act slutty, and let others change her voice so it really is unfair that it wouldrd for someone to get noticed with professionals using professional auto-tune
- —Guest Dbro85
- It is only cheating when the whole song becomes Auto-Tuned. Art vs Science from Australia is a prime example of what good auto-tune can do without becoming an overload.
- —Guest Scott
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