T-Pain Quits Using Auto-Tune, Creates ‘T-Pain Effect’
After recently revealing to the BoomBox that his long-delayed fourth album 'rEVOLVEr' will be pushed back until September 2011, Auto-Tune devotee T-Pain has announced that he's abandoning his trademark voice modification software.
"I'm done with Auto-Tune," T-Pain said in a statement. "I vow right here, right now, to never use Auto-Tune again."
Universally credited with popularizing the overused vocal effect, T-Pain's name became so synonymous with Auto-Tune that he inked a deal with parent company Anteres Audio to create his own I Am T-Pain iPhone app in 2009.
With that deal apparently up, Pain now claims to be on to "bigger and better" things, partnering with Boston-based audio technology company iZotope to create his own version of the software.
"You can't stick with one thing forever," the Grammy-winning singer-producer told Billboard. "After you figure out how stuff works, you've got to start making your own. When everybody talks about (Auto-Tune), they pretty much say T-Pain. So what simpler thing to do? It's supply and demand. You want the T-Pain sound? I'm gonna give you the T-Pain effect."
For more information on the 'rEVOLVEr' creator's new deal, visit t-paineffect.com. T-Pain demonstrated the T-Pain Effect live at the E3 video game conference on June 7, in Los Angeles, at the NOX Audio Booth.