Quoted from Billy16:
Vid--not buying this. Autotune is lame--any self respecting vocalist who can actually sing on key wouldn't be caught dead using it. It has made stars out of a lot of "singers" who are pitch challenged, however. Of course, I've never made it out of the bar/party circuit, so what do I know...
Every single current recording artist uses it.
It does not mean they can't sing.
Autotune simply corrects pitch and works especially well on backing vocals.
Now Autotune can also be used to create an **effect** that many urban recording artists like to use.
That does not mean that those urban artists can's sing on key, it just means the effect is a popular part of today's music.
T-pain is famous for his Autotune effect use, but clearly he can sing on key without it:
Back in the 1970s (before there was Autotune software), engineers used the H910 Harmonizer to correct pitch and create/thicken harmonies.
It's on all of your favorite albums, believe me.