This is very interesting. I posted a question here a few days ago to get some opinions and it started rather a heated stir on Twitter. The question was whether it was wrong to employ pitch correction (typically using Auto-Tune) on vocals in a recording project. Actually I may have left out the specification of its use in recording (BTW I think using it for live performance IS a bit of a cheat). Here is the question I posed:
OK. This is something I want to hear your opinions about, because I had someone say they didn’t want me to use Auto-Tune on their vocals.
What is that? Is Auto-Tune evil? Or is it the holy grail?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
I still want to hear your comments about this. But I also wanted to post a link to today's article at About.com's home recording section, which asks the question: Is Pitch Correction Cheating? Interesting juxtaposition of topics. Here is what they have to posit on the question: