Death by Auto-Tune – Owen Marshall

Most of the voices we hear in pop music have been treated with pitch correction software such as Auto-Tune or Melodyne. But what if everything was pitch corrected? In this session we performed a sonic version of this experiment wherein every sound has been ruthlessly pitch-quantized in real-time.

Owen demo-ing a vocoder and presenting the talkbox at MEGAPOLIS:


Owen Marshall is a PhD candidate at the Cornell Department of Science & Technology Studies. He is maybe the only person currently doing NSF-supported research on Auto-Tune. He does a radio show on KDVS called I Hate Mondays.