Brief History of Auto-Tune And T-Pain’s Technological Predecessors

Seems like everyone is fascinated with Antares Auto-Tune lately, including The New Yorker.  Author Sasha Frere-Jones quickly breaks down the history of Auto-Tune from the inventor Andy Hildebrand’s ventures in the oil indusry, to Cher’s vocal tweaking on "Believe", and finally T-Pain’s complete adoption of the technique.  There’s also a little bit of sound theory … Read more

MOTU Digital Performer 6 Update

Mac users hungry for an updated version of Motu’s Digital Performer can finally rejoice with the latest release of version 6.  Updated features include a redesigned user interface, track comping, ProVerb™ convolution reverb plug-in, MasterWorks Leveler, XML file interchange with Final Cut Pro, Additional video/film enhancements, virtual instrument performance gains, enhanced Audio Unit plug-in and … Read more

“Band” iPhone Music Software by Moo Cow

Hopefully I’m not the only one who’s been drooling at the thought of today’s kickoff of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).  Beside announcing the next Mac OS entitled Snow Leopard, Steve Jobs unveiled new features for the 3G iPhone including GPS, push abilities, and of course new software applications.  With the recently proliferation of music … Read more

Digidesign Announces Pro Tools 7.4.2 Pre-Release for Mac Leopard Users

What a day for home based producers!  Almost immediately after today’s announcement by Apple of the Mac OS X 10.5.3 update, Digidesign announced that a pre-release of Pro Tools LE 7.4.2 will be available for Mac Leopard users in a few days.  I know that many of you will be relieved to hear this.  Unfortunately, … Read more