THE AUTO-TUNE EFFECT

One of the most popular vocal effects is the Auto-Tune effect, named after the Antares pitch correction software. The extreme use of the effect leads to artificial, robot-like vocal lines. Cher's Song Believe (1998) is considered the starting point of the popularity of this effect. After the release and the big success of "Believe", the effect was also called the 'Cher Effect'.

After a short period of popularity in the early 2000s, Auto-Tune became one of the most 'overused' vocal effects from 2008 until now.

SOUNDSAMPLES

1975Perter FramptonDo You Feel Like We Do
1998CherBelieve
2009B.o.B.Auto-Tune
2013Sadat & Fifty CentFive Pounds Credit
2013Mdou Moctar Anar

Number Of Songs In The Billboard Top 40 (1960–2014)

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