The Only Good Thing To Ever Come Out Of The Auto-Tuner
The Auto-Tuner: An audio processor that uses a “phase recorder” to correct the pitch of vocal performers who have barely any singing ability, like Cher. This, in turn, tricks music executives and those strutting their stuff on the dance floor into thinking that the auto-tuned music is actually decent, thus allowing for the proliferation of completely shitty music into the mainstream. It is, in other words, the worst musical device ever created. But, as with any instrument or invention, it’s only a matter of time before someone finally utilizes it for its full potential. And with that, I introduce “Press Hop” by D.J. Steve Porter:
This ingenious video comes from Deadspin, who rightly titles their post “This Is Outstanding”. It really is. It’s a mash-up of some of our favorite coach and player press conference freakouts, but set to a decent rhythm, and auto-tuned for your pleasure. There’s not really much else to say about this other than, this mp3 is getting immediate entry into my iPod.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.