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Auto-Tune Tribute

Posted on 05 January 2009 by fansofcollision

Funny spoof on the played-out effect.

From wikipedia.com

“Auto-Tune was used to prominent effect on Cher’s Believe, recorded in 1998. When first interviewed about this, the sound engineers claimed they had used a vocoder, in what Sound on Sound perceives as an attempt to preserve a trade secret.[5] The software came to attention in dancehall reggae music from its use on Tanto Metro & Devonte’s song “Give it to Her” and Beenie Man & Ms. Thing’s song “Dude.” R&B singer T-Pain has been credited with revitalizing the technique in contemporary popular music by making active use of it in his songs, a style that has since gone on to be imitated by numerous other R&B, Hip-hop (including emcees Kanye West and Yung Warsame and Lil’ Wayne, and R&B singer Akon, most notably), and other pop-music artists.[6]
According to the Boston Herald, “Country stars Reba McEntire, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have all confessed to using Auto-Tune in performance, claiming it is a safety net that guarantees ticket buyers a good performance.”[7] It is also used prominently on much recent Ethiopian popular music.”

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x0xb0x diy TB-303 clone

Posted on 19 December 2008 by diode

by ladyada. A very faithful TB-303 re-creation available as a diy kit.

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Famous and/or Infamous Sounds

Posted on 17 December 2008 by fansofcollision

There are many timbres out there in famous songs, movie/TV themes which haunt us either because they’re so cool that we become obsessed with finding out how it’s done, or because although annoying we couldn’t avoid them because every producer on earth felt compelled to use the same trendy sound. If you’ve ever been curious as to where these famous/infamous sounds come from, check out the research done by synthmania.com.

“Famous sounds” are sounds that have been created or used by somebody, liked and then copied by many others, and thus earned a “classic” status.

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