[aw-toh toon, ‐tyoon]
- the proprietary name of a brand of software that processes vocal or instrumental tracks in a recording to correct pitch and timing errors.
- (sometimes lowercase) to alter (recorded audio) to correct pitch and timing or create a melody.
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Examples from the Web for auto-tune
Even his signature instrument, Auto-Tune, has become as accepted an ingredient in hip-hop as the drum machine.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists
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So why are we so surprised that, without the help of auto-tune, Spears sounds almost unrecognizable?The Great Debate: Can Britney Spears Sing Without Auto-Tune?
July 9, 2014
I hear artists who can sing like birds, others who would need to retire if Auto-Tune disappeared.Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting
March 18, 2014
Compare the Auto-Tune way of singing today with the way Levi Stubbs of the Four Tops sang.Interview: T Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers’ Music Guru
December 13, 2013
In fact, Britney Jean is least enjoyable when Spears, on occasion, reverts to the Auto-Tune crutch.Britney Spears Is the Last of the Pop Goddesses
December 3, 2013