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Join Date: Oct 2009
Re: Why so much backlash against Auto-Tune?
The exact moment autotune became played out as a vocal effect rather than a pitch corrector is the 2nd chorus of this song.
It's 2012 and people are still using something popularised by 90s Cher :StephenA2
As far as autotune for it's intended use of pitch correction - fuck it, it doesn't affect what I listen to, it isn't a big deal to me. However, if you want to be a singer and you want to make records, as far as I'm concerned you can take the route of singing lessons and working at getting good, or if you've got an 'interesting' voice that happens to have character (the Dylan example above is a good one), run with that. If you just sound like you can't sing in tune, then you're not cut out to be a singer. Sing for pleasure, join a band, get on stage at open mic nights, whatever - just don't have a producer make sure you're in perfect time & pitch using machines and computer programs.
tl;dr - good music is honest, autotune is a lie. Or a fucking annoying effect.
EDIT: the Bob Dylan example, not the 'I spit hot fire' Dylan