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Glee’s Move To Autotune

Who am I to judge? I can’t sing, I certainly can’t dance and I am in total awe every time I watch Fox’s “Glee” at the performances week after week. Something happened this week that almost no one has chosen to talk about; the introduction of autotune to a certain cast members voice.

In one of my favorite performances of the year on the show, characters Quinn, Rachel and Finn performed Avril Lavigns “Keep Holding On.” A personal favorite song of mine, I thought the acting and emotion brought out in this performance was brilliant. What I didn’t care for as much was Finn’s vocals being run through a vocal processor, commonly known as the autotune sound.
Made infamous over the past two years by artists such as Kanye West and The Black Eyed Peas, the autotune sound is clearly present in actor Cory Monteith’s voice. Hopefully he was sick and this was a one week thing but I can only hope that more of the stars don’t go down this path.
Also, for those of you who read often, this post is my 300th!! Hoping the next 300 are just as great.

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  • Comment by Anonymous posted October 21, 2009 at 13:56

    I noticed this last week, too. They were autotuning all the male voices.

    I hope it stops ASAP.

  • Comment by Anonymous posted October 21, 2009 at 17:22

    as an expert in music and recording, i would respectfully disagree. i found no trace of autotune… you have to take into account the duet aspect of the performance and realize that his voice gives off a slightly processed sounds simply because of the way both Rachel and Quinn's voices complement his.

  • Comment by Harris posted October 21, 2009 at 18:39

    I understand where you are coming from. For me, there has to be some sort of pitch correction present. You spoke of the times when they are singing together, my issue is when Finn is by himself. There is clearly some sort of correction, but either way the show is still fantastic.

  • Comment by Anonymous posted December 06, 2009 at 13:52

    Anonymous expert couldn't be less adept at his specialty..

    As a performer… Not on Glee… I can tell that Finn's voice is pure autotune. A deaf octopus could hear it.