auto-tune http://kmuw.org en Musical Space: Auto-Tune http://kmuw.org/post/musical-space-auto-tune <p>Auto-tune first appeared in the late 1990s and quickly took hold of pop music with its use in Cher’s 1998 hit, “Believe.”&nbsp;She, and other artists, such as T-Pain were responsible for its popularity, its synthetic voice effect in electronic dance music and hip-hop.</p><p>Scary, though, is the more subtle use of auto-tune to correct the performance of a less-than pitch perfect singer. A great vocal performance can be accurate and expressive; electronics can often get in the way.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:52:38 +0000 Mark Foley 7723 at http://kmuw.org Musical Space: Auto-Tune Into it: Auto-Tune http://kmuw.org/post/it-auto-tune <p>Auto-Tune has become an overwhelmingly familiar sound in music.</p><p>From overt shifts to subtle nudges on albums and in live concerts, Auto-Tune has become a ubiquitous force in pop music since its release. Its first notable appearance was in Cher’s 1998 hit “Believe.”</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 16:15:22 +0000 Andrew Bales 2313 at http://kmuw.org Into it: Auto-Tune