Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Death of Auto-Tune? CBS Reports

It must seriously be a slow news week. CBS actually took the time off from hyping up the few and otherwise inconsequential off-year state/local elections to do a segment on the musical phenomenon...Auto-tune. Really.

What was interesting is that they went completely mainstream with their coverage artists. They suggested that Kenny Chesney and Rihanna may have used it for tone correction (bless her heart, but we know Rihanna is using it). CBS even mentioned Cher and her 1998 hit Believe. I mean it was a good song and all but... Conspicuously missing was a mention of T-Pain (admittedly he's a bit of a hometown hero) who has made a place in urban and popular music with his amazing production and his distinctive auto-tuned vocals. I mean he was only hot for the past three years. Oh and Kanye West. Are they going to say they don't know Kanye West? He was on the news for a week last month for interrupting Taylor Swift's acceptance speech during the Video Music Awards. Kanye West's recent platinum selling 808s and Heartbreak was completely auto-tune. Completely. I find it odd tat these artists weren't mentioned.

So apparently there is this new "thing", auto-tuning the news. It is quite innovative. They take Katie Couric or Bill O'Reilly and alter their voice with auto-tune, giving the news anchor (or what ever you call Bill O'Reilly) a melodic sound. And by they I mean some jobless geeks who have now proven that even that you don't need talent to sing. You don't even need to be singing to sing. Now that some nerds and Katie Couric are on the auto-tune bandwagon, I believe Jay-Z has finally gotten his wish. Auto-tune is soon to meet its death.

Check the clip below.
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  1. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Technology truly is an inescapable aspect of our daily lives, and I am fairly certain that we have passed the point of no return in our relationship with technology.

    I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Ethical concerns aside... I just hope that as the price of memory falls, the possibility of transferring our memories onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's a fantasy that I dream about every once in a while.

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  2. Anonymous2:58 PM

    Memory sure is becoming cheaper and cheaper and cheaper. I'm curious as to when we will finally reach the rate of 1 cent to 1 Gigabyte.

    I'm eagerly anticipating the day when I will finally be able to afford a 20 TB hard drive, haha. But for now I will be content with having a 16 gigabyte Micro SD Card in my R4i.

    (Posted on Nintendo DS running [url=]R4i DS[/url] Fling)


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