Definitions

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  • noun Any device that performs automatic tuning (as of an engine or industrial process).
  • noun music A device that corrects the intonation of an audio signal without affecting other aspects of the sound, sometimes used to fix off-key singing.

Etymologies

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auto- +‎ tuner

Examples

  • I figured Billy Joel worked the auto-tuner on purpose, as an act of protest for being forced to sing through it.

    When Auto-Tune Strikes - Anil Dash

  • I really struggle to find modern rock or pop music that doesn't sound like it was recorded by robots in a factory (I hope whoever invented the auto-tuner has to spend eternity listening to Cher's "Do You Believe in Love" on an endless loop in a locked room in hell).

    Shawn Amos: The Anti-Diva List

  • He releases sub-par mixtape after mixtape and when he's not rapping incoherently he's putting his garbling singing voice through an auto-tuner so he can sound like every other damn rapper on the planet.

    Movie Review: The Carter (New Documentary Redefines the Notion of a Mainstream Pop Star) | /Film

  • Is there actually a human singing there or an auto-tuner?

    Snap Judgment: Paris Hilton's first single | EW.com

  • No cracked case, no channel knob that had to be turned with vise-grips; this television had an auto-tuner.

    Chrome Circle

  • No cracked case, no channel knob that had to be turned with vise-grips; this television had an auto-tuner.

    The Chrome Borne

  • No cracked case, no channel knob that had to be turned with vise-grips; this television had an auto-tuner.

    Omnibus

  • If you can't sing in tune to save your life, use the built-in auto-tuner T-PAAAAAIN! to keep your pitch perfect, then record your performance for later infamy or embarrassment.

    Ars Technica

  • Clearly, this is a man who doesn't need the benefit of an auto-tuner or reverb to sound like the seasoned pro that he is.

    RGJ.com - Latest News

  • Just feed a couple of low-frequency oscillators to the target pitch of an auto-tuner.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

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