Hit R&B singer Ne-Yo recently spoke about the popular voice-changing machine slash software auto-tune and why its rise in popularity among artists hurts the industry more than it helps. Ne-Yo says auto-tune should only be used to assist in creation not taken full advantage of.
"Auto-tune was meant to be a safety net," Ne-Yo explained in an interview. "It was not supposed to be wings. You're not supposed to strap it on your back and jump off the building. That's not what auto-tune was meant to be. If you're using it for what it's meant for, cool, fine, and good — not, 'I can't sing at all, so let's turn auto-tune all the way up so I just sound like Willy the Robot.' That wack! That's terrible! It takes all the character out of your voice and you become a robot –Take the d*mn training wheels off. That's how I feel about it." (Amaru Don TV)
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