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Auto-Tone: Harmful or Helpful?

  1. 6 String Veteran profile image87
    6 String Veteranposted 5 years ago

    The vocal effect/enhancer known as Auto-tone is prevalent in today's music, particularly in mainstream Pop. Positively, interesting vocal effects can be created and enjoyed. Negatively, however, this technology is being used to make up for the lack of singing talent in today's mainstream music. Singers just don't have to be able to sing anymore to be popular.

    What's YOUR take on auto-tone? Do the creative advantages equal the negatives? Or are the positives outweighed? Is this technology useful at all?


    1. Pagelift profile image61
      Pageliftposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's being abused a lot by modern day artists. I really hope that it doesn't water down the creatives in our music industry. I'm personally not a fan of autotune in pop songs, etc.

      It can add some depth to electronic/rave music, but there are plenty of artists who thank their "skill" to autotune. It's like instant talent for people with crappy voices.

  2. Johnnie Black profile image61
    Johnnie Blackposted 5 years ago

    Autotune (not auto-tone) is dreadful, and dreadfully overused.

    You can hear it smothering the work of a lot of very talented singers.

    1. 6 String Veteran profile image87
      6 String Veteranposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the correction...its true name, Autotune, gives away its purpose: electronically re-tuning notes so that mediocre singers can get by.