Wikipedia defines "auto-tune" as:
"An audio processor created by Antares Audio Technologies, which uses a proprietary device to measure and alter pitch in vocal and instrumental music recording and performances through use of a phase vocoder."
Um, ok. Well, that sounds technically pretty cool (I think), but what the heck does it mean?
Well, if you've heard any recent pop songs, seen any viral videos on YouTube or even watched a select few episodes of Saturday Night Live in the last couple years, there's a strong likelihood you've heard it. So, as much as we'd love to try to better explain that oh-so-unique sound, nothing beats just hearing it and seeing it in action.
So, without further delay, we give you the House Party Blog team's top four auto-tunes. After you've enjoyed these musical morsels, be sure to comment with your fave auto-tunes. Enjoy!
Brian's Pick: "Mr. Willie - BAM! Wal-Mart Greeter Remix"
Liz's Pick: "Barack Obama Singing Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen"
Danielle's Pick: "Screaming Goat Featuring Taylor Swift"
Shana's Pick: "Sweet Brown - Ain't Nobody Got Time For That"