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Who was the First Artist to Use Autotune?

Autotune is an audio processor that Antares Audio Technologies introduced in 1997. The same company also owns the trademark for the device. It is meant to measure and alter pitch in both vocal and instrumental recordings. But did you know who was the first artist to use autotune? Cher is credited as the first artist …

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Auto-Tune, introduced in 1997, which uses a proprietary device to measure and alter pitch in vocal and instrumental music recording and performances was named one of the 50 worst inventions by Time magazine.

The 50 Worst Inventions It’s a technology that can make bad singers sound good and really bad singers (like T-Pain, pictured here) sound like robots. And it gives singers who sound like Kanye West or Cher the misplaced confidence that they too can croon. Thanks a lot, computers.