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question Mechanics used autotune?
« Thread started on: Feb 8th, 2017, 10:50am »

I was listening to Rewired and several times I heard the tell tale beeps of autotune.

Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 8th, 2017, 11:09am »

I think they wanted to try something new and different, and it just didn't really work for them. It sounds more of its time than some other Mechanics output.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 8th, 2017, 11:12am »

on Feb 8th, 2017, 11:09am, Paperkate wrote:
I think they wanted to try something new and different, and it just didn't really work for them. It sounds more of its time than some other Mechanics output.


True.

Mike later said, "I look back at it and you know... we made the record, I didn't think too much about it, but later I probably should not have done it. The chemistry with Carrack and Young was great, then we lost Paul Young and I kind of battled on with some nice songs. I shouldn't have done it. And the sound on that I don't like it."

Perhaps the "sound" refers to autotune, or the modern production.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 8th, 2017, 11:41am »

on Feb 8th, 2017, 11:12am, FatOldLady wrote:
True.

Mike later said, "I look back at it and you know... we made the record, I didn't think too much about it, but later I probably should not have done it. The chemistry with Carrack and Young was great, then we lost Paul Young and I kind of battled on with some nice songs. I shouldn't have done it. And the sound on that I don't like it."

Perhaps the "sound" refers to autotune, or the modern production.


Possibly! Because some of it has an 'industrial'-ish feel which is not completely out of place with some Genesis material, so I wouldn't say that that part is the sound he doesn't like. The autotune seems like the likely culprit.
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question Re: Mechanics used autotune?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 8th, 2017, 12:10pm »

on Feb 8th, 2017, 11:41am, Paperkate wrote:
Possibly! Because some of it has an 'industrial'-ish feel which is not completely out of place with some Genesis material, so I wouldn't say that that part is the sound he doesn't like. The autotune seems like the likely culprit.


I agree. However, when was there ever industrial in Genesis?
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 8th, 2017, 2:45pm »

on Feb 8th, 2017, 12:10pm, FatOldLady wrote:
I agree. However, when was there ever industrial in Genesis?


Hence the quotation marks and the -ish. 'The Brazilian', for instance, has elements that remind me of Depeche Mode, as do some of the instrumental tracks on Rewired.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 8th, 2017, 3:18pm »

on Feb 8th, 2017, 2:45pm, Paperkate wrote:
Hence the quotation marks and the -ish. 'The Brazilian', for instance, has elements that remind me of Depeche Mode, as do some of the instrumental tracks on Rewired.


True. Good observation!
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 8th, 2017, 4:33pm »

I don't know what "autotune" is, but I like "Rewired" very much, especially for the new and different ("industrial"?) sound!
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 9th, 2017, 01:39am »

on Feb 8th, 2017, 4:33pm, AnythingNow wrote:
I don't know what "autotune" is, but I like "Rewired" very much, especially for the new and different ("industrial"?) sound!


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitch_correction
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 9th, 2017, 10:38am »

People usually associate auto-tune with the obnoxious robotic sound that results when it's overused, but it can be used to smoothly and subtly correct pitch on a vocal part.
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 9th, 2017, 12:47pm »

on Feb 9th, 2017, 10:38am, onetwothree wrote:
People usually associate auto-tune with the obnoxious robotic sound that results when it's overused, but it can be used to smoothly and subtly correct pitch on a vocal part.


I dunno. Still feels like cheating to me. And here of all places it feels unnecessary, as Paul Carrack is such an excellent singer. On the other hand, some are in dire need as they possess a one octave range.
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