Tone-Deaf Stars Thrive With Pitch Correction Software

The digital revolution has given new meaning to the phrase "fix it in the mix," which formerly meant that little pops and glitches could be glossed over or repaired after a recording was finished. Nowadays, using powerful "plug-in" software like Melodyne, tone-deaf, no-talent howlers can have their pain-inducing vocals corrected with a couple of clicks and drags of the old mouse.

The curious thing is, modern-day record producers don't mind turning the dial to eleven when modifying a performance, resulting in half-human, half-robotic sounding vocals. David Was takes us through a tour of the true-vocal correction addicts (Britney Spears, T-Pain, Lil' Wayne, among others) and experiments with what he sounds like with the help of an ol' box of bolts.

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