Auto-Tune gets its own song

Even your Granny's probably heard of Auto-Tune by now.
Even your Granny's probably heard of Auto-Tune by now.

Antares' Auto-Tune seems to have been everywhere in 2008 - most notably in the studios of T-Pain, Kanye West and Lil Wayne - so the time was probably right for a song that parodied the plug-in's ubiquity.

This has been delivered by a chap called Bobby Ray Simmons. His track, Auto-Tune, lampoons stars' over-reliance on the software, though we have to say that it didn't exactly have us rolling in the aisles.

The chorus goes: "Well I was in the studio/But I couldn't hit the notes/I could've got a vocal coach/But I ain't want no vocal coach/Then someone showed me this plug-in/So you can't hear the notes I miss/So I don't need no vocalist/And now I got an instant hit."

Biting satire it ain't (suffice to say, the whole vocal is Auto-Tuned), but it could have been worse.

Check out the video below.

(Via Create Digital Music)

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.