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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-Pain demonstrated the T-Pain Effect live at the E3 video game conference on June 7, in Los Angeles, at the NOX Audio Booth.

‘rEVOLVEr’ is scheduled to finally hit shelves this fall, with features from Ke$ha, Pharrell, Pitbull and Chris Brown.

Watch T-Pain’s ‘Best Love Song’ feat. Chris Brown

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