Subject: Re: [linux-audio-user] Re: Note tuning and quantizer in audio files
From: Mel Steinberg (saxofon_AT_pacbell.net)
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 21:18:00 EEST
A great E-Mail.
I did some ProTool overdubs recently on tenor saxophone. When I asked
the producer/engineer if we could do another pass on a section as I felt
the high Eb was a little down, he stated that: "it was OK, we can fix
it with AutoTune." What bothered me was that there were notes that I
DID want a little detuning on, and that it was ALL out of my hands at
Professional Musician - Saxophone/Flute/Clarinet
Alastair Couper wrote:
> The technology is interesting, to be sure. But what does it say about
> the state of artistry these days ? I recently read an interview with
> David Crosby, decrying the rise of autotune plugins and the like. He
> spent his energies on learning to sing on pitch. These days
> performers don't need to sing at all, they just mouth tracks that
> were autotuned in the studio. And another interview has James Brown
> saying: don't use a drum machine, learn to play the drums. The best
> music comes from the mastery of an instrument or vocal skill, not
> from editing.
> I have watched as I try various tools to bang my playing into shape,
> and am finally deciding that this is the wrong way to go. Spitiual
> death is around the corner. Live music is best. Music is meant to be
> PLAYED after all, not worked. Or worked over.
> A minority opinion from a nobody. Given the state of the "industry"
> though, it's going to be like Photoshop for audio, where there is no
> physical point of reference anymore, and anything can be morphed into
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