I bought Now That's What I Call Music 94 at the supermarket so I could get down with the kids and I"m happy to say that none of the song writing students that I work with use autotune, unlike 99.9% of the tracks on the CD (okay, I'm exaggerating, but not much).
Imagine my joy when accompanying Offsprog Two to John Lewis today to buy wool to finish her Jeremy Corbyn portrait tapestry, which she's doing for Offsprog One's auction on Saturday in Brighton (more on that tomoz), when next to the till I found The World's Smallest Voice Changer!
I used to have one of these with a clown on the front, and I think it probably ended up in a bin bag destined fro the charity shop, one of those things I deeply regret.
Your voice goes in one end, and by the simple depression of a plastic trigger, an autotune voice comes out of the other.
At eight quid, this was a dead cert purchase.
I told the man at the checkout that I was a music producer, and to keep his eyes peeled on Youtube, where I would shortly be appearing in a vid that would challenge all 99.9% of those pop stars on the Now That's What I Call Music 94 CD (or words to that effect).
He clearly didn't believe me, and was astonished at the idea that I might be buying it for my own use.
I think I have a challenge to rise to now.