The Cher Effect

You may think you don’t know it, but you most certainly do.
Hometracked has the skinny:

When used noticeably, an auto-tuner produces what most call “The Cher Effect“, named for her trademark sound in the song Believe. (In essence, we named the effect like scientists naming a new disease after its first victim.) Treated this heavily, a vocal track sounds synthetic, and obviously processed.

3 thoughts on “The Cher Effect”

  1. Would be nice to talk like this during a boring, neverending meeting with white shirts about some minor topic … 🙂

  2. I think FZ was on to something with the synclavier. Just get rid of the musicians altogether and replace them with technology. Appears as though the recording world is only half way there: Cher’s vibrato* wasn’t good enough for them; they felt they needed to create an artificial C-H-E-R to sing the lyrics too!

    *rapid fluctuation in the pitch of a note.

  3. Urban, some great musicians are just taking music further, i e till their scores cannot be performed anymore by humans. As for piano, ( I repeat) Conlon Nancarrow’s ” Etudes” ( piano rolls). FZs syncalavier music is based on the same temporary deadloch, enabling new music.

    Now humour.

    Did you notice that today is Barry’s ( in Barry’s capacity of Mister Precision) unofficial birthday? Indeed: ” Pi, Greek letter (), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi = 3.1415926535… Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. “.

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