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Autotune Creativity - an oxymoron? #2128189 10/24/09 06:03 PM
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Came across THIS VIDEO on Youtube which, in my view, is the only really creative use I've found for Autotune: comedy. Rather good, I think.

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Re: Autotune Creativity - an oxymoron? [Re: Cliffk] #2128255 10/24/09 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: Cliffk
Came across THIS VIDEO on Youtube which, in my view, is the only really creative use I've found for Autotune: comedy. Rather good, I think.


That's a vocoder, not Autotune.

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Still a clever use of a vocoder, and much more interesting than the typical shit.

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Re: Autotune Creativity - an oxymoron? [Re: Cliffk] #2128257 10/24/09 11:44 PM
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No....that's autotune (It's one of the reasons they title the series "autotune the news")
I mean....it may be melodyne, but it's definitely not a vocoder. While the pitch correction is on 100%, it still maintains the timbre of the original voice....the pitch is just drawn into the graphical mode to create the melody. If it were a vocoder the timbre would be all....well...synthesized, y'know?

And yes....I LOVE the autotune the news series of videos. Awesome stuff. I think #8 is my favorite:



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Originally Posted By: synthdogg
No....that's autotune (It's one of the reasons they title the series "autotune the news")
I mean....it may be melodyne, but it's definitely not a vocoder.

And yes....I LOVE the autotune the news series of videos. Awesome stuff. I think #8 is my favorite:



"Made in America!"

"Katie Couric is off today.
But I'm still lookin' at a fine Shawty"

smile


I get why they're calling it "Autotune the news" - it's because "Vocode the news" wouldn't have hit on any searches.

Maybe it is AT or similar, but I'm skeptical.

Re: Autotune Creativity - an oxymoron? [Re: Griffinator] #2128261 10/24/09 11:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: Griffinator
Originally Posted By: synthdogg
No....that's autotune (It's one of the reasons they title the series "autotune the news")
I mean....it may be melodyne, but it's definitely not a vocoder.

And yes....I LOVE the autotune the news series of videos. Awesome stuff. I think #8 is my favorite:



"Made in America!"

"Katie Couric is off today.
But I'm still lookin' at a fine Shawty"

smile


I get why they're calling it "Autotune the news" - it's because "Vocode the news" wouldn't have hit on any searches.

Maybe it is AT or similar, but I'm skeptical.


Nah....listen to the sound of the voice. That's not a modulater/carrier synth sound.....that's just someones voice"flattened" and strung into a melody.

Re: Autotune Creativity - an oxymoron? [Re: synthdogg] #2128283 10/25/09 02:53 AM
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I don't profess to be an expert on auto tune or vocoders, but the fact that T-Pain is involved would lead me to believe it's auto tune, because auto tune is definitely what he uses for his "signature" vocal sound.

Funny videos. At least T-Pain seems to "get" the novelty of the whole auto tune thing and doesn't seem to take himself too seriously.

Re: Autotune Creativity - an oxymoron? [Re: Bridog6996] #2128371 10/25/09 02:46 PM
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I love auto-tune the news! Those guys crack me up...

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Re: Autotune Creativity - an oxymoron? [Re: synthdogg] #2128632 10/26/09 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: synthdogg

Nah....listen to the sound of the voice. That's not a modulater/carrier synth sound.....that's just someones voice"flattened" and strung into a melody.


Yep. It's particularly obvious when they run the voice of a newscaster or politician through Autotune - it's clearly their actual voice being mucked up by Autotune.

Re: Autotune Creativity - an oxymoron? [Re: GovernorSilver] #2128759 10/26/09 06:15 PM
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I think guys like Kanye use autotune because they love Roger Troutman but are too lazy to learn how to use the talkbox.


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