posted on May, 17 2010 @ 11:14 PM
I used a much superior product (in my opinion) called Celemony Melodyne.
I typically use it to create harmonies for myself when there isn't another singer available.
Autotune and Melodyne have been somewhat bastardized, but they are absolutely critical to about 99% of professional productions nowadays. Just because
its overused in a certain respect does not mean that it is less artistic. Its part of the sound the person was going for and whether you like it or
not, computers are a part of the musical form nowadays. Whether it be a midi-trigger keyboard or pitch correction, its part of the fabric now.
I say get over it and don't listen to it when it is overused if you don't like it. The thing is, if you're a talented engineer or producer, you
won't let it become too noticeable on the recording.. Because EVERYONE is using it now, even "pitch perfect" singers. And pitch perfect singers
I remember listening to kansas and being blown away by the lead's voice.. But it didn't hurt that there was natural "pitch correction" happening
by having a 5-part harmony to fix any mistakes he made.