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Old 11-11-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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I just wanted to know what you guys thought about this I found on Google. There was 2 other web pages I found on the same subject, one of which appeared to in Swedish or something which I couldn't understand but I have tried to look for them on MSN as well but both have seemed to have dissapered.

freddynet.vox.com/library/post/autotune-overkill.html

Well I used to think that the man had more dignity in himself than to sink so low and copy everyone else. Mary J is a pop singer much like Mariah and Celine. Donna Sotto Morettini said so on page xi and 145 in her book on popular singer. She describes pop music as anything presented in lite form whereby the melody, lyrics and timbre of the voice are pleasant but not outstanding or unsual. She says that although pop singing requires more skill then many types of singing (such as rock singing, which is more about emotion), but is less about honesty and more about craft. They need great pitch and pleasant tone, which can make them seem bland and without style. I always says that if you're more concerned about pitching accurately without any slurs then something has got to give and that something is emotion.

Many singers used to slur their pitch: Stevie Wonder, Louis Armstrong, Robert Plant, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Elvis Presley & Costello, Tom Yorke, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Billie Holiday, most Blues singers, Patsy Cline, Frank Sinatra, etc, etc.

I was on one forum where this silly woman said that whilst she was listening to Frank she thought he needed autotune! I still think these above singers, including, Bono are better pitchwise than these singers:

Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Iggy Pop, John Lydon, the singer from Embrace who on his first album seems to be unable to hold a note like Anthony Kiedis (RHCP's use autotune a lot and that's why I snapped the CD in half and put them in the bin.)

I like my singers to have a great or unsual distinctive timbre than be perfectly in tune. Big George agrees with me on this one. Upon hearing Mariah, Celine and Mary in recent weeks on the radio I really don't think they have the most outstanding voices. Not like Alicia Keys, Whitney, Aretha, Tina Turner or Lauryn Hill. But I suppose the thrill of appearing in a bad version of his own song is more important than his reputation.
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You snapped a cd in half because the singer used autotune? I wouldn't be surprised if 90% of everything released these days had autotune used. Or at least 90% of all bands that record digitally (instead of analog).
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maybe I'm not reading hard enough but what exactly does this have to do with U2?
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maybe I'm not reading hard enough but what exactly does this have to do with U2?
read harder.
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I tried, other than Bono's name mentioned once, I phail
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I think you should tell your friend STFU and let Bono go on the business trip with his buddy Nate.
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He's cheating
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We don't know that for sure unless she dyed her hair.
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If you follow the link and read what the guy says about One with MJB.

Once you've used it once it's bad enough in my opinion. He could have told the producer to stick it up their ass it's his song. But he chose not to. That make him a lying cheating skumbag
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so... because Bono uses autotune he's a "lying cheating skumbag"?
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so... because Bono uses autotune he's a "lying cheating skumbag"?
that's how they spell scum bag in Atlanta, Germany. don't hate.
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Don't be so obtuse, Bomac.
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Don't be so obtuse, Bomac.
Isn't there some guy you should be pretending you're married to?
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