[linux-audio-user] Re: Note tuning and quantizer in audio files

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Tue Jul 6 15:14:15 EDT 2004

On Tue, Jul 06, 2004 at 02:01:05PM -0400, Them wrote:
> >I have watched as I try various tools to bang my playing into shape, 
> >and  am finally deciding that this is the wrong way to go. Spitiual 
> >death is  around the corner. Live music is best. Music is meant to be 
> >PLAYED after  all, not worked. Or worked over.


I do think auto-tune has its place.
For example, the following scenario:

- you're on a tight budget
- everybody likes the "vibe" of a guide vocal that was done in a hurry
without much effort
- but the pitch isn't so good in some spots

In that situation I would use autotune without worrying about it -
in fact, I have done so :-)

It's a band-aid and should be treated as such. Overuse leads
to lack of soul... just as with overuse of punch-ins, comped takes,
and all such technological fixes for bad performances.

To rely on it routinely is IMHO really lame. The music does suffer.


Paul Winkler

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