Auto-Tune the News
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A 24-year-old Brooklyn musician named Michael Gregory has combined a number of evening news broadcast clips and turned them into a vaguely acceptable faux R&B series called Auto-Tune the News….
For those unaware, Auto-Tune is a software program that alters singers’ voices to achieve perfect pitch. Used too much — or when they’re not actually singing because, y’know, they’re on the news — it makes people sound electronic. Cher was the first to use Auto-Tune in her 1998 hit “Believe,” and since then everyone from Kanye West to Faith Hill has gotten by with a little technical assistance. (Auto-Tune isn’t always a way to cheat; Daft Punk turned it into another instrument when they wanted to go all futuristic/animated in their video, “One More Time“)
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