X Factor Creators Admit To Using ‘Auto Tuning’ To Make Contestants Sound Better
By Ian Cullen Aug 23, 2010, 21:08 GMT
Tampering? Bogus....X Factor- Cheryl Cole - "The X Factor" Auditions at the Exel Exhibition Centre in London on June 21, 2010 - Exel Exhibition Centre - London, UK © Solarpix / PR Photos
The makers of X Factor have been forced to admit that they tamper with the recorded shows in order to make constants on the popular series sound better for the audience listening at home.
Fans who watched X Factor at weekend noticed that the sound was a little off when listening to the audition of Gamuchirai Nhengu who blew the judges away with her rendition of Walking On Sunshine.
The singer sounded very natural to viewers until the second verse of the song, which is when some viewers claimed that she sounded somewhat more robotic.
This has led to the producers of the show admitting to tinkering with the sound once the show is recorded with a technology known as ‘Auto Tuning.’
In a statement made to Channel Five news the producers said:
“The judges make their decisions at the auditions stage based on what they hear on the day, live in the arena.
“The footage and sound is then edited and dubbed into a finished programme, to deliver the most entertaining experience possible for viewers.”
This development has many wondering if they’re watching genuine talent or technology at work, given that the Auto Tuning Technology can make the most imperfect voice sound much different and more smooth.
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