Auto-Tune is an audio processor created by Antares Technologies. However, producers also use Auto-Tune to create specific, obvious sounds as a part of artistic creations.
These are 10 of the best examples of creative use of Auto-Tune related effects in pop music. Back in , no one had seriously considered the use of Antares' Auto-Tune pitch correction software as a recording "special effect. Cher says that when she heard the sound she demanded that it remain in the recording.
The futuristic impact on her vocals is an integral part of the subsequent record, and "Believe" became the biggest hit of Cher's career. To this day, the distinctive Auto-Tune sound is sometimes referred to as the "Cher effect. Thomas Bangalter of Daft Punk sees the use of vocal distortion technology as analogous to the use of other instruments in the recording studio like an electric guitar. He was pleased that listeners seemed to either love or hate it the use of auto-tune in "One More Time.
Auto-tune is rarely used in country music recording, but in Faith Hill was not a typical country artist. She had successfully crossed into the pop mainstream with her top 10 smash hits "This Kiss" and "Breathe. The impact is subtle, but the studio effects give the song an edge that is not present in the original mix.
In fact, the opening of "Forever" is sung without its use. However, the judicious use of Auto-Tune by producer Polow da Don is an essential element in creating the gorgeous Eurodisco feel of the song. It was not Chris Brown's first use of auto-tune on a hit record. His single "Kiss Kiss" also utilized the technology. The digital effects lend an otherworldly warble to Rihanna's voice. It was a top 5 pop hit single in many other countries around the world as well. Britney Spears has frequently been criticized for liberal use of auto-tune in her songs.
Detractors claim that it is used to cover up her lack of vocal ability. An original demo of "Womanizer" without the support of auto-tune was leaked, and it gave both support for the critics and fans who claimed her vocal talents were much more solid than the suggestions of her enemies. It also broke into the top 20 of the dance chart and earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Dance Recording.
However, when she shifts into English, the Auto-Tune distortion makes her singing sound almost as exotic as the previous Moldovan lyrics. Later in the song, a clear, non-distorted break has an extra impact due to the contrast with the earlier distortion. Consequently, West sings frequently throughout the album. He uses Auto-Tune liberally because it gives his voice a "heartbroken" sound. It also topped the rap chart. The result was the biggest hit of their career thus far spending a phenomenal twelve weeks at 1 on the US pop chart.
The lyrics directly reference a futuristic sound. Most critics responded positively to the electronic experiments throughout the song.
Auto-Tune is used liberally, and the presence of the electronic effects convinced detractors that Kesha was a weak vocalist. The opposite turned out to be true.
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