Chad Hugo, T-Pain, Will.I.Am Explain “How I Wrote That Song”

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

T-Pain Talks Auto-Tune Haters And Pop Champagne Effect Misuse

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

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

T-Pain Discusses Production And Logic Studio (Video)

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.