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Piano Man
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I got a new $700 toy the other night for my home studio. It is by TCHelicon called Voiceworks. It corrects the pitch of vocals to the key you are in within 200 cents. Of course I like to try weird stuff, so I plugged my strat into it, and did a little playing, and no matter how much I bent a string, or used the tremelo, it played in perfect tune. Heck I detuned the strat, and it was still in tune.

It's awesome toy. almost as much fun as hooking a Mic up to my Whammy pedal.


   
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Nick Torres
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You should try playing in 4 part harmony


   
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Nils
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So, let me get this straight, if I add a pedal to override this thing when I want the bends and whatever else to get through I can sound like a real guitar player even if I am riddled with fat fingers, missed chords etc.

Wow, that's cool, I gotta get me one of these.... :lol:

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gnease
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You now own one of the most controversial technologies available to the recording industry. There are many "discussions" about this in forums such as the rec.audio.pro newgroup.

Here's a sample story:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPPrint/LAC/20030825/SINGING/TPEntertainment

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Piano Man
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Yes,
I realize that, I run a Karaoke show. They keep coming back, telling me that I have such a great sound. They love how they sound on my system.
I agree it's cheating, but alls fair in Business, and Karaoke is one thing that is getting cutthroat around here. I can get paid 2-3 times what some on the other shows get, because I pack em in.

And yes, 4 part harmony does sound pretty cool on the guitar.


   
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gnease
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Applied to Karaoke, it definitely qualifies as a public service.

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spacedog03
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Public service? Heck, I'd say sainthood!


   
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hobsonator
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If I was doing karaoke I would use one. Though I don't think I would want to listen to records with that on them.


   
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Taso
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Applied to Karaoke, it definitely qualifies as a public service.

Haha, good one. got me laughin.

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paul donnelly
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Though I don't think I would want to listen to records with that on them.

You probably do; they're depressingly common devices. There was a discussion about them in the /. forums some time ago, and I recall one guy (I believe he was an engineer) talking about using them to correct things like the single off note in a once and a lifetime take. I say, if you can do it once, you can do it again, and maybe get it right this time. Pfffh. Autotuners. I apoligize if any of the scorn dripping from that word got on you guys. Lava brand soap should get it off if nothing else does. Of course, karaoke is another matter.


   
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Pup
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I'm getting one!! :shock:


   
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greybeard
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Only 200 cents??????

Need more than that to cure my voice :lol: :lol:

I'm lucky if I hit the right octave!

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Narn
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I'm with greybeard. If you could type out of tune I'd be doing it (but I'd be doing it loud).

For Karaoke, or messing about , fine, but for the pro it kind of sounds like cheating. Hell, in a concert I go to hear the singer sing , not a darn IBM processor process.

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Piano Man
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I do agree, a professional shouldnt need to have his voice processed, But does that mean he also shouldnt have harmony singers, and musicians in the background? (just to open a discussion)

Fact is nowdays 90+ % of the albums you listen to are processed. But when you look at the type of music that is coming out nowdays, they can use all the help they can get. Lets face it, Music nowdays, is more about distortion, rap, hate, and nothing much more than thump thump thump.

Sorry about the Rant, I just quit playing at a daquri shop I was doing, and all the crowd wanted to hear was rap, and thumps between sets.

what happened to the real music, rock, r&b, soul. Music used to have feeling, and meaning. lately it's more about noise.

I am not a Country & western only freak, I think a lot of the old Rock & roll and more quality music has evolved into the newer country. They for the most part have gotten away from the banjo's and twang. at least the portion I choose to listen to. But I guess that is all a personal preference.


   
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hobsonator
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Though I don't think I would want to listen to records with that on them.

You probably do; they're depressingly common devices. There was a discussion about them in the /. forums some time ago, and I recall one guy (I believe he was an engineer) talking about using them to correct things like the single off note in a once and a lifetime take. I say, if you can do it once, you can do it again, and maybe get it right this time. Pfffh. Autotuners. I apoligize if any of the scorn dripping from that word got on you guys. Lava brand soap should get it off if nothing else does. Of course, karaoke is another matter.

I don't listen to current pop music.


   
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