Turns out Grammy-winning singer T-Pain is serious about the death of auto-tune by detailing its substitution for the “T-Pain Effect” on his upcoming rEVOLVEr solo album.
According to Pain, the auto-tune-replacing feature is also available for fans to purchase.
“You can’t stick with one thing forever,” T-Pain explains. “After you figure out how stuff works, you’ve got to start making your own. When everybody talks about (Auto-Tune), they pretty much say T-Pain. So what simpler thing to do? It’s supply and demand. You want the T-Pain sound? I’m gonna give you the T-Pain effect.” The T-Pain Effect, which lists for $99, gives users access to the rapper’s “whole vocal chain” of effects, along with 50 beats and a full complement of recording and distribution software. “They can sonically sound like me,” T-Pain notes, “but nobody’s ever gonna be able to write songs like T-Pain. There’s only one of those.” (Billboard)
Sticking to the music, Pain said fans should expect a wide variety of sounds on the forthcoming LP.
T-Pain says the new recording technology makes “rEVOLVEr,” which he plans to release in late September or early October, “a real crazy mix of things” that was drawn from “seven albums’ worth” of material. “There’s so much different stuff on it. I almost confused myself on what I wanted to do because I’ve gotten such a completely different audience from…the Taylor Swift stuff and the Bud Light commercial and Toshiba…I’ve just gotten so many other people and so many different audiences. I had to make different kinds of music for everybody but still keep it classic T-Pain at the same time. That got kind of confusing and hard, but it all worked out.” (Billboard)
A few weeks ago, Pain promised to never use auto-tune in his music.
“I vow right here, right now, to never use Auto-Tune again,” T-Pain said in a statement. “I’m onto something that I think is bigger and better called ‘The T-Pain Effect.'” (All Hip Hop)
Details of the singer’s new mysterious T-Pain Effect landed online last month.
iZotope is proud to announce our partnership with T-Pain, the world-famous recording artist and producer with that distinctive vocal sound. As the exclusive provider of The T-Pain Effect™, iZotope is working directly with T-Pain to evolve his sound through our award-winning technology. Together, iZotope and T-Pain will bring new vocal processing possibilities to mainstream and professional products worldwide. (Nappy Boy Online)
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