T-Pain Stops Using Auto-Tune, Instead Creates His Own T-pain Effect
By Joseph Giannone 2011-06-02 23:42:38
When Jay-Z made the song DOA (Death of Auto-Tune), I believe it was a bit pre-mature. Rapper T-Pain will be manufacturing his own voice manipulation program and continue on the auto-tune craze. Acquired by the LA Times, in a statement made by the Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin') hit-maker, he explains: “I'm done with Auto-Tune, I vow right here, right now, to never use Auto-Tune again.” Instead of using the voice manipulation program he made famous, the rapper will use what he calls the “T-Pain effect,” and will subsequently continue to annoy every American for years to come.
If you haven’t heard any of T-Pain’s mixes, you probably have more than likely heard of this nifty thing called ‘Auto-Tune.’ You see, every song he sings, he uses auto-tune to make his voice sound like a robot. You know the voice thing, kids use it. It’s displayed in the super successful iphone App 'I Am T-Pain' that thousands of lonely youtubers have used to attempt comedy in a plethora of mediocre videos. There are plenty of examples all throughout the internet, but here’s one for good measure. T-Pain’s hit song Can’t Believe It:
I know he’s ridiculous, but news is news. T-Pain is teaming up with the audio technology company iZotope to create his vision of a new and improved 'auto-tune.' So, instead of youtubers making ‘auto-tune’ videos, they will be making video’s using T-pain’s patented state of the art ‘T-Pain effect.’ Ahh, the evolution of music. What will they come up with next?
Here’s a hilarious look into the process of T-Pain’s auto-tune use, complimentary of Funny or Die.com. Enjoy: