Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Auto-Tune agitprop

Posted By on 12.03.08 at 11:45 AM

I'm fine with Kanye's use of Auto-Tune, but that doesn't mean Death of Autotune isn't hilarious. The second best subversion of M.O.P.'s "Ante Up" behind "Bert & Ernie tries gangsta rap," which I watch when I'm down.

The New Yorker's great music critic Sasha Frere-Jones has done some good work on Auto-Tune. Fun fact: it comes from software developed for oil industry seismic data exploration (hardcore sonar, basically). He also has a podcast on the subject in which he gets Auto-Tuned.

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