Music Video: Jay-Z “Death of Auto-Tune (D.O.A.)”

“This is anti-auto-tune/death of the ringtone/this ain’t for iTunes/this ain’t for sing-along” [via The Awl]

This is begging for an auto-tuned remix.

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18 Responses to Music Video: Jay-Z “Death of Auto-Tune (D.O.A.)”

  1. bozozo says:

    The Autotune that is so popular in rap music is a completely different process of vocal treatment than what Daft Punk uses via the Vocoder.
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  2. bozozo says:

    Autotune was invented to hide the fact that modern pop singers can’t actually sing in key. And then it still sounds like shit.
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  3. bozozo says:

    if you’re anti-autotune you’re officially not allowed to listen to any of your favorite Daft Punk songs.
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  4. nnguyen says:

    This is one of the reasons I like Jay-Z. No auto-tune bullshit. I can’t stand that crap and I loathe the day Lil’ Wayne got popular with it. It’s rap, it’s ain’t techno or whatever the hell they think it is. It’s hard enough to make out most rap songs normally, with that robotic voice it’s just impossible.

  5. Doctor Popular says:

    It sure is weird that Kanye West would help produce an “anti-auto-tune” record. Somebody will probably have a fully autotuned/mashup version of the entire album within a week of the first copy getting released.

    I love this song though, can’t wait to hear the rest of the album.

  6. Chris L says:

    Yea, well I hated autotune before it was cool to hate autotune.

    But really, I think its becoming just another tool for musicians. The people who railed against the acoustic/electric crossover were on the wrong side of history. The people fighting against autotune are on that side. Btw, if you’re anti-autotune you’re officially not allowed to listen to any of your favorite Daft Punk songs.

  7. Rick. says:

    Daft Punk are robots. The end.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Daft Punk didn’t use vocoders or autotune, they used a Talk Box.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great video. But how many stage potatoes does Jay Z need?

  10. merreborn says:

    I think there’s room to both accept autotune as a new tool, and loath its use in the making of soulless, mass-produced music by the talentless.

    It’s one thing when a musician uses autotune to make music, and quite another when you’ve got a “singer” who can’t actually sing, “singing” songs someone else wrote for them through a machine. That’s not music. That’s not art.

  11. willy359 says:

    Chris, you have got to be trolling. Whether you play an acoustic or an electric guitar, you still have to know how to play the damn guitar. Autotune was invented to hide the fact that modern pop singers can’t actually sing in key. And then it still sounds like shit.

  12. dculberson says:

    Chris L, there’s a big difference between using autotune for weird effect (like Daft Punk) and using it to correct for a weak singing voice.

  13. Craig says:

    Chris, educate yourself on audio synthesis before commenting about it. The Autotune that is so popular in rap music is a completely different process of vocal treatment than what Daft Punk uses via the Vocoder.

  14. theboredom says:

    Daft Punk don’t use auto-tune. All of their vocals are processed using good ol’ vocoders.

  15. why is t pain on stage? says:

    ha that’s t pain on stage with him. wft?

  16. Anonymous says:

    why is it that the autotuned version of the song sounds better? ha.

    http://rcrdlbl.com/artists/Jay-Z/track/Death_Of_Autotune__99_Problems_Wallpaper_Remix

  17. cher pain says:

    Cher was the first popular use of the auto tune. T-Pain brought it into the rap scene.

    I think it’s a cool effect, and who cares if a particular artist can or can’t sing? It’s all about the end product.

  18. where dey do dat @ says:

    actually roger troutman made it popular with zapp

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