Performed by the average person, T-Pain scratching demo would probably be considered somewhat basic. Still, it’s refreshing to find out that T-Pain is not only skilled with Auto-Tune, but is also competent on the 1’s and 2’s.
As if we needed yet another reason to hate Auto-Tune and its sheepish following. T-Pain and Smule have teamed up to develop the I Am T-Pain iPhone app, which will allow users to record their own tweaked vocals over pop beats in a similar fashion to Antares Auto-Tune.
Here’s a good chance to see and gain insight from the hit makers in person. BMI presents "How I Wrote That Song" with Chad Hugo, Makeba Riddick, T-Pain, Will.I.Am, and Keri Hilson as they each explain the process behind crafting the hits. February 7, 2009 1pm – 3pm Key Club – West Hollywood, CA 9039 … Read more
No real "production secrets" revealed… just play with your equipment and hit buttons. Still interesting to see that T-Pain is using Logic.
Diddy and T-Pain give us a glimpse inside the studio to show us the "stress" of working Diddy. More Auto-Tune… more pain.
T-Pain makes catchy songs, but are they any good? The self proclaimed "ringleader of the game" discusses his initial use of Antares Auto-Tune and confesses,"It’s making me money so I ain’t got to stop." He also talks about haters, Ron Browz’s misunderstanding of Auto-Tune, and the "T-Pain" effect. Here’s the question though… at what point … Read more
I’ve never been a fan, but I’ve gotta give T-Pain respect for not taking himself too seriously. Check out the parody of him in the studio and his strange relationship with a mock vocoder.
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
In a promo for Apple’s Logic recording suite, T-Pain discusses mobile production techniques, on the fly recording, and the versatility of digital technology. I kept waiting for the topic of Auto-Tune to be brought up, but it’s still very interesting to see his recording process and the use of live musicians while creating tracks.