Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard is Against Digial Voice Manipulation

11 02 2009

In an interview on Guardian, Death Cab For Cutie’s lead singer Benjamin Gibbard voiced opposition against Auto-Tune, what is commonly referred to as digital voice alteration.

“Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen a lot of good musicians being affected by this newfound digital manipulation of the human voice, and we feel enough is enough,” Gibbard said in the article.

The indie rock band, according to the article, does not belong to any formal organization fighting against the use of Auto-Tune. Artists cited by the article as frequent abusers of the technology are T-Paine and Kanye.

The fear is, according to Gibbard in the article, that future musicians will never “practice.”

It’s easy to see why this is an issue. Turn on the radio in the car, tune into BLI, it’s everywhere: Rihanna, Brittney Spears. Once you pick up on it, it becomes hard to avoid noticing.




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