It's a salacious headline, isn't it? And it's the subject of a press release that went out today on behalf of the Top 40 digitized crooner whose extensive and unabashed use of the vocal effect has been making pop music more and more robotic over the past few years.
"I'm done with Auto-Tune," T-Pain declares.
But wait... naturally, there's more.
This proclamation doesn't quite mean that Mr. Pain has finally taken Jay-Z's single "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" to heart. Naw, he just invented his own vocal manipulation called the T-Pain Effect. Psych!
"I vow right here, right now, to never use Auto-Tune again," he says. "I'm onto something that I think is bigger and better called The T-Pain Effect."
Naturally, this new "product" will be available to consumers as well. T-Pain has joined forces with the horrendously named tech company iZotope
to "bring new vocal processing possibilities to mainstream and professional products worldwide," which means that you can now buy a really expensive version of the "I Am T-Pain" iPhone app for your super-swank cutting edge recording studio. The future is now.