NBC reporter Katy Tur visits The Cutting Room to reveal the secrets of pitch correction
By Katy Tur
updated 4/27/2011 7:45:43 AM ET
As recording technology advances at a furious pace and becomes readily accessible, the need for actual talent seems to have decreased. From Ke$ha to Indie singer Bon Iver to reality sensations like Rebecca Black and Real Housewife Kim Zolciak, artists across the board are using Auto-Tune — that handy audio tool that makes even the most dreadful voices sound musical — and other devices to either stylize or subtly smooth out tracks.
At The Cutting Room Studios on East 4th street, master mixers like Anthony “Rocky” Gallo say they can work with just about anything. Gallo even managed to transform NBC New York’s Katy Tur’s pitch-less and tone deaf singing voice into something that would rival Britney Spears. READ MORE…