Topic: Are Pitch Correction Devices Autonomous?
I sometimes go off-key in the middle of a song.
While it only happens about 99.9% of the time, it does happen, and I've been toying with the idea of getting one of those plug-ins that mess with one's voice to keep it "in tune". The one I am looking at is called "Waves Tune Real Time" and is very affordable, but I am wondering what happens if I'm recording myself singing and playing guitar. I suspect one cannot do this, and I'd like someone here to corroborate it.
When I first begin a song, I will hum along with the chord until I am sure I have myself "on-key", and then I begin to play and sing.
I( don't know if the cause is the loss of my cognitive memory function (due to my dementia) or something else, but more often than not, I will veer off-key somewhere within the tune which just wrecks the whole thing. I mean, I can't just stop playing and hum, can I?
Okay, so that's part one of this post. Part two is the fact that some (maybe all) of you would consider this cheating. I know. I consider it cheating as well and it bothers me because at least one of my friends here says he can tell when a person uses one of these devices, and if he thinks of it as cheating then that is why it bothers me.
But it doesn't bother me all that much, and here's why: I'm not really looking to make any money off my caterwauling, and if I can improve it and make it more "palatable" to the human ear, then why shouldn't I?
I know the ultimate decision regarding the use of this $49.00 plug-in will be mine to make , but being that y'all are "family", I do care what you think.
So what do you think?
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