take us down to the paradise city
Cher, T-Pain, and Kanye West are probably onto something with this Auto-tune vocal effect thing, but no-one perhaps sounds as good as Katie Couric. Michael Gregory (who you may recognize from this American Idol audition) and his brother Andrew Gregory decided to Auto-tune the news.
The lyrics are below. This is the second installment of “Auto-Tune The News“. The first one is here.
Auto-tune is a program by Antares that pitch corrects the voice. Over-correcting the voice processor makes it sound a little funky, which is the method Cher popularized in her song, Do You Believe back in the 1998s. When Jamie and I shared at office a number of years ago, we would listen to Mix 93.1 most days. For some reason it became a little tradition for me (and maybe Jamie too, I can’t remember) to stand on our chairs and dance whenever Cher’s Do You Believe came on the radio. Perhaps it was the entrancing nature of the Auto-Tune effect processor, who knows.
Besides Cher, T-Pain has pretty much made his whole career using Auto-tune and bringing it into popularity with R&B and rap music. But his best work is probably I’m On A Boat with the dudes from The Lonely Island.
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