Speaking of Glee, I have been meaning to write about this topic since my blog's inception: autotuning. I have heard many a music enthusiast deride autotuning as a disgrace to music and a slap in the face to truly talented musicians. The argument is that by digitally altering singers' voices to hit every note perfectly, vocalists appear more talented than they actually are. Make no mistake; this argument has truth to it. Autotuning is used to catapult semi-talented yet highly marketable individuals to fame. My question is, why is this a problem? Let's face it, marketability will win out over talent every time (think Milli Vanilli, every season of American Idol, etc.). But with autotuning, my ears don't have to suffer for it. Reader, I'm going to be frank, at the risk of sounding conceited. I am musically gifted. I know when something's in tune and when it's not. And when it's not, I may become uncomfortable. Thanks to autotuning, when I watch my beloved Glee, my ears are not assaulted by ill-sounding chords or poor intonation. Every song is absolutely flawless. It's incredible. We use technology to enhance every aspect of our lives. Why not this one as well?
Plus, autotuning resulted in this gem:
So here's to autotuning: my impeccable pitch thanks you.