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Has autotune made singing as easy as people claim? Or is it just a tool that slightly aids already trained singers?

For an example of the claim, see this (SFW) parody music video, by KSics and Alex.

I've never tried autotune (but I will soon). Is it really the end of any trust in 'the professionals'?

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    Those are the tags you should have used :) When you get more rep, you can make new ones but jokey and specific ones like "show-must-go-on" would probably be frowned-upon. – Mike Speed Jun 6 '11 at 12:58
  • yeah, the other sites (in the network) are very serious (rightly so), but this one seems especially welcoming to fun :) thnx for the info. – b0x0rz Jun 6 '11 at 13:03
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    @b0x0rz I don't know about that! There are some hard-nosed bastards around these parts :P – Mike Speed Jun 6 '11 at 13:05
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    "hard-nosed bastards" - citation needed – user5341 Jun 6 '11 at 14:14
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    Auto-tune usually makes it worse. – Randolf Richardson Jun 6 '11 at 17:10
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Has the autotune phenomena really made singing as easy as people claim?

Here's an example of autotune: Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Symphony of Science)

It's an example of someone (Carl Sagan) singing without, obviously, even trying to sing.

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    #1 i love that guy. #2 jesus christ we've ruined singing with autotune lmao - there is my answer - anyone can sign now lmao. thnx for the quick reply. – b0x0rz Jun 6 '11 at 12:55
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    amendment to #2 maybe not ruined, maybe LIBERATED singing with autotune? – b0x0rz Jun 6 '11 at 12:56
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    The autotuning is quite noticeable in that song. Now that you know what autotuning sounds like, you'll hear/notice it in other songs (you might also notice, in contrast, some singing where there is no autotuning present). – ChrisW Jun 6 '11 at 12:58
  • yeah. however the song is still great. sagan would love it. another GREAT example of technology (almost completely) removing a complete profession. imagine what a few more years/decades will bring. – b0x0rz Jun 6 '11 at 13:01
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    Autotune, like digital sampling is basically just another instrument, it all depends on how it's used within a given work/piece/song. Can be used to create amazing effects, or, crank out top 40 pop songs which can sometimes appear to some to be completely devoid of artistic integrity. It all depends on the capability of the artist using it – Monkey Tuesday Jun 7 '11 at 5:36

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