Steve Perry Criticizes Singers Who Uses Auto-tune
Steve Perry, known for being the lead singer of the rock band Journey, is criticizing the used of Auto-tune. — The popular audio tool used for pitch correction and vocal effects.
“Auto-Tune has turned everybody into the same singer, which I think is tragic.”
Perry said in a new interview with Kyle Meredith, and added,
“I was told a long time by a very bright musician, he said when you listen to somebody as beautiful as a [Barbra] Streisand, your heart just goes, ‘I can’t believe she can do this. How is she doing this?'”
“And then you listen to Muddy Waters and you get an emotional touch too. Well, they’re totally two different vocal directions, totally two different vocal timbres, different styles. Well, one is angelic and beautiful and the other has some struggle in it, and it’s the struggle and the imperfections that you pull for, too. There’s this human thing.”
“Singing is the most primal thing. It really is a very primal form of communication,”
“And, obviously, it’s gonna be around for a while – which is why I’m not so happy that people are washing out this description we just talked about with Auto-Tune.”
However, not all artists from the rock scene agrees with Perry.
Paul McCartney once said before “If John Lennon had had an opportunity, he would have been all over it.” and explains “Not so much to fix your voice, but just to play with it.” and his son agrees with him.
Rock artist like Alice Cooper used it on his most recent album as well.