Live even if autotuned?


#1

There is a release that has recordings from a live TV performance in front of a studio audience. But it is well known that the vocals were autotuned (not too drastically) for broadcast. Does the live subtype still apply?


#2

I’d say yes. They still performed. The autotuning is just some real-time sound mixing/engineering going on.


#3

Several Spanish rappers use autotune in every concert. I don’t think it’s particularly different from using an effects pedal on your guitar, in which case you wouldn’t doubt it’s still live :slight_smile:


#4

The situation I have is not that the performance was autotuned live, but autotuned afterwards by the TV station for a non-live broadcast. So the audio was modified in a studio after being recorded live. So does this still count?


#5

Oh. In that case I’d think of it kinda like what Freso said, it’s pretty much the same as having a live album which gets mixed and mastered afterwards.


#6

If the performance was live, regardless of any “studio magic”, then it is a live performance.

Side note: As a musician, I am less concerned about auto-tune then I am a complete lip-sync when considering what makes a live performance.