The Vocoder on NPR

The National Public Radio produces many excellent stories and occasionally they will do a piece on  Experimental Music. This time it was a Brief History of the Vocoder, how it was invented and some of the artists who used it early on. Inevitably Auto-Tune was thrown in the mix and the author pointed out some basic sound quality differences. Having seen the powers of the Antares, personally it is hard to imagine any modern Pop Musician or Actor on TV without a piece of equipment correcting their singing.  We rely on computers for doing most of our grunt work, so why not make them sing in perfect pitch for us too. After all the general audience can’t tell the difference anyway.

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