The Campaign For DA

2.10.2009

Things I Learned Why Drinking My Lunch

This post isn't my normal course of hard hitting journalism, just something that I found interesting. While reading this week's issue of Time magazine at lunch -- what some would call the Liberal Media or Drive By Media -- I came across this story. Pretty fascinating about how a little computer program called Auto-Tune has tricked up popular music to make it sound perfect. "Right now, if you listen to pop, everything is in perfect pitch, perfect time," say producer Rick Rubin. "That's how ubiquitous Auto-Tune has become." I used to gripe to my significant other that I hate bands like Nickelback or Linkin Park because they sounded so "over produced." It was the only way I could describe what I was hearing -- it was as if something wasn't right. Now I know why.