A good article By The New Yorker citing that “Auto-Tune corrects a singer’s pitch. It also distorts—a grand tradition in pop” and touts the use of the Auto-Tune vocal effect.

“Tourists black out reflective retinas in snapshots before printing them, and millions of people refer to strangers they’ve never spoken to as friends, because they’ve connected through a social-networking platform. The transition from living in the stubborn physical world to managing a life that is split between platforms, where the ability to change aspects of your identity (at least digitally) is always an option, is becoming more common. It should come as no surprise, then, that singers sometimes choose to correct recorded flaws in pitch with modern software, like Antares’s Auto-Tune…”

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