Check out what the Pro's are saying:

  • Christina Aguilera: "Auto-Tune is for Pussies"

  • Neko Case: “With Auto-Tune and pitch shifting you don’t have to know how to sing, and now when entertainers do not even sing songs they’ve written, they give their listeners leeway to wonder, I could do that”

  • R.S. Field, producer: "Vocal tuning is contributing to the Milli Vanilli-fication of modern music"

  • Jill Scott:“I can think of no justification for using Auto-Tune!”

  • Andy Karp, vice president of A&R for Lava/Atlantic Records:"You're hearing Auto-Tune all over, and that's a shame. It suggests to record companies that they need to focus on finding artists who sing well as opposed to just look good."

  • Death Cab for Cutie: “A lot of good singers are being affected and we feel enough is enough."

  • Josh White, Yahoo: “Auto-Tune takes away from those artists with a natural gift and those who work hard to perfect their talents naturally.

    Maxine Nelson, associated content, Yahoo: “Think of Auto-tune this way, it is the Photoshop for a singer's voice.”

    Joshua Aromin, music journalist: “The ease of Auto-Tune brings laziness, cheesiness and undesired uniformity to an industry that doesn't need it.”

  • Sarah Creedican, U-Wire: “Theoretically, studios could take any good-looking person with some creativity and business skills and make them a pop star. In time, consumers will likely begin to realize which singers are mere entertainers – made great by the invention of voice correction software – and which harbor genuine talent. True talent must make a comeback sooner, rather than later.”

  • Halii, Real Tech Nine: “I just don't see how a singer who works hard at his art can have any respect for someone who cheats by using Auto-Tune all the time.”

  • The Music Cycle: “Auto-tune promotes a false, uniform sound with absolutely no soul behind it. It isn’t about hitting every single note, it’s about projecting yourself and your message into your voice. Auto-tune takes away this and replaces it with a monotonous sound.”

  • Neil McCormick, UK's The Daily Telegraph music critic: “Auto-Tune is a particularly sinister invention that has been putting extra shine on pop vocals since the 1990s".

  • Time Magazine quoted an unnamed Grammy-winning recording engineer as saying, "Let's just say I've had Auto-Tune save vocals on everything from Britney Spears to Bollywood cast albums. And every singer now presumes that you'll just run their voice through the box." The same article expressed "hope that pop's fetish for uniform perfect pitch will fade", speculating that pop-music songs have become harder to differentiate from one another, as "track after track has perfect pitch."

  • The Merionite: “ How is that any different from having a cheat sheet just in case you don’t know the answers on a test? How is that different from taking steroids in case you’re not fit enough to play a sport? Using this safety net is removing any need for musical skill at all. You can’t appreciate a singer’s skill or raw talent anymore. Using Auto-Tune eliminates that possibility because we never know what we are listening to”.

  • Ne-Yo: “Mind you, Auto-Tune and melodyne, these are tools that are supposed to help make your music better. I always use the terminology of it being a safety net. Singing is like walking a tightrope, and Auto-Tune and melodyne are supposed to be used just in case you fall. A lot of cats are getting lazy to the point that they’ll sing it just as good as it has to be and let Auto-Tune do the rest.”
    "If you use it for what it's meant for, cool, fine and good.” "I feel like the best singers do... Not 'I can't sing at all so let's just turn Auto-Tune all the way up so that I sound like Willie the robot,' that's wack! That's terrible, it takes all the character outta your voice and you become a robot. You hear it on the radio and you go 'who is that?' and you have no idea because everybody sounds the same. If you're a singer, sing!"