After raising eyebrows last week by announcing his retirement of utilizing voice-enhancing music tool Auto-tune, more details on T-Pain‘s mysterious T-Effect venture have emerged.
According to reports, Pain has linked with audio technology company iZotope to take his sound to the next level.
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)
While details are still emerging, iZotope has reportedly worked with renowned producer RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan rap group.
iZotope is a research-driven audio technology company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Its award-winning products and audio technologies are used by millions of people in over 50 countries, from consumers to musicians to major film, TV, and radio studios. Some of the diverse clients include musical giants like BT, Depeche Mode, and RZA of Wu-Tang Clan; radio stations like Boston’s iconic WGBH; and TV programming like CBS’s Survivor, the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, the World Cup broadcast, and the Grammy awards. Through an extensive licensing program, iZotope technology is also directly integrated into products made by industry-leaders such as Adobe, Avid, and Sony; video games from companies like Harmonix and Ubisoft; as well as a growing number of mobile phone applications. (iZotope)
Last week, Pain released a statement announcing his disassociation with auto-tune.
“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)
While a confirmed release date has not yet been revealed, Pain is currently putting together a new album.
“Revolver is coming,” he promised in an interview. “We’re just trying to see…It’s hard to sell records unless you’re Susan Boyle, I guess. Nobody is selling records. I should compete on ‘American Idol’ the way they’re selling records when they come off of there. I need to be a part of that competition. I don’t know if they let you use Auto-Tune, but if they do, I’m a shoo-in. I’m two shoes in! I’m a pair of shoes in.” (MTV)
Check out some past T-Pain footage below: