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#1
Hey Pit,

I've got a questionnaire for as many people to answer as possible here.

I'm doing a Music Extension assessment thesis on how technology etc. (Auto-Tune, lip-synching mostly) has changed music.

I just need results (can be as short as yes or no) on around about 18 questions, that's all.

I'd be very appreciative if I could get any feedback on the questionnaire questions too, if anyone finds them difficult to understand.

Thanks Pit.

Questionnaire:


1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?
#2
Just glancing over it your question 5 doesn't make any sense. It states " Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?" This question leaves no room for all the possible answers, because what if someone does not enjoy the sound of an auto tuned track, but doesn't think that using it detracts from the artists skill...
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#3
Thanks Dreaminmusic, would a better, and much simpler question be:

5. Do you find that Auto-Tune adds to or detracts from the artist's skill?
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#4
Quote by patman90



3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?


5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?


This section has few errors in the questoins

3) Autotune is a brand the process is still called pitch correction on voices.

5) You prob can't tell most the time as almost every single recording uses pitch correction (just not as much as a lot of pop artists who use it as a style now.

6) I guess you could say its a valid question if your opinion on almost every singer the last 15 years is looked at it.

7)No it wasn't use in a dumb way in the late 90s its just a recent fad for it to be used to a retarded extent.

You should probably go back and re-word those questions.
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#6
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4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

Seriously TS?

Blatant biases and leading questions everywhere.
#7
I will answer all as best as I can:

1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

No, as I do not attend concerts all that often, and I never go to pop shows, they never interest me

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes, even messed around with it on a few occasions.

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

No, that is giving a false product.

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

I like the sound of it when used in extremes, i.e. T-pain, but it detracts from the artists skill when it is used to cover up bum notes (note: I didn't say horrible singing voice, I said bum notes.)

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

Not if they are using it in a weird way, to bring up T-pain again, he seems to use it like a keyboard controlled by his voice.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

No, although I am split between whether it's the artist or producer. Likely Scenario: Producer mentions it, Artist has heard a lot of famous people who used it, agrees that they should use it. But I don't know the process from recording to mastering, so I can't give an accurate depiction of it.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

Yes. On one hand, they are compromising their authenticity, but who wants to hear a bum note on the radio?

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

T-Pain, Cher, thats all I can think of right now.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

Yes, I do enjoy these artists.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

Yes, if I liked the music.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes.

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

No.

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

No, but if they can do both, major kudos to them.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

sometimes, yeah. Look to Pink Floyd shows after "The Wall". It was a spectacle, or the one I read about was. The music was still good, though, .

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

No.

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

I would love to know why the Australian Parliament has to make such an asinine bill. Performers should be able to do what they want to do. Should I have to tell the audience before I play that I'm gonna be improvising a solo for *insert number of songs*? no.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

If the music was good enough.
#8
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Quite a few

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

Yes. Some people enjoy this, so let them have it.

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

I think it can be (and often is) used to hide flaws, but can also be used simply as a sound effect.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

I'm not sure, in my own opinion, I think it is the same as distortion for a guitarist. It can sound cool, but it can also just be used to hide flaws.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

Yeah, I think so.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

I don't think it sounds better myself, but I think you should be able to do whatever you want with your voice. I don't like the sound of auto-tune, but obviously some people do.

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

Turn on the radio.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

I don't think they are musicians. And I don't think they are artists. They often do not write their own songs, and they don't mix their own voices. So I consider them entertainers.

oh, and I'm not a big fan, myself.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

Probably not, but mostly because this technology isn't used in any of the genres I listen to.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

Yes

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

Yes. I don't care how much you dance, if Getty Lee can play bass, key boards, and sing at the same time, I'm pretty sure dancing and singing shouldn't be too much to ask.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

Some people just go to be entertained, and so some may prefer the show. As a musician, I go for the music.

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

Unless their a magician or something like that, I think honesty is best.

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

I see nothing wrong with it.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

Nope.
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#9
1) Yes
2) Yes
3) Yes
4) I believe musicians should have the freedom to do as they please even if certain people don't agreee with it.

5)No, auto-tune does not sound significantly better than an off-pitch performance in my opinion.

6) Yes
7) Yes
8)I believe musicians should have the freedom to do as they please even if certain people don't agreee with it.

9) I know of several artists who use Auto-Tune as a vocal effect, but I cannot with complete certainty name any artists who use it as a means of correcting pitch.

10) The use of Auto-Tune as a vocal effect has been so overdone that listening to it is a painfully uninteresting event. Auto-Tune as pitch correction may make a performance sound better, but knowing that it is a false performance takes away the joy of listening.

11) No, I would not attend a pitch-corrected live performance.

12) Yes
13) Yes
14) Yes, an artist should know his/her limits and not advertise a performance that he/she can in realistically reproduce.

15) Each artist is different. For some, it may be the interaction with the audience or the spontaneity of a live performance that is the focal point of the show. They should choose what the priority is advertise that as the main element of their live performance. The audience should know before hand what they are paying to see. A problem arises only when an artist advertises a performance (claims to sing or dance) that they can not deliver.

16) When people are paying to see a live performance they should not be given a lip-synching dancer instead. If they expect to see a singer, then the singer should ACTUALLY be singing.

17) Yes, this is a very good thing.
18) NO.
#10
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Of course.

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Duh

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes. Auto-tune is a product though. There is other pitch-correcting software out there, you know.


4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

Yes. Also, retarded question.


5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

I don't enjoy the sound of it unless it's used sparingly.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

I could name plenty of singers that use auto-tune that you wouldn't even realize do.


7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

No, I think it is a tool that is used to save money and improve performance in the studio.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

Yes. Who are you, the music police?

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

It's hard to know any that don't. I have a feeling you know nothing about auto-tune.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

Yes.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

No.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes


13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

Yep

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

I don't like it personally, but if it's advertised as a visual show, then I don't see why they should be criticized for it.


15. Is the show more important than the voice?

Depends on the genre.


16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

I don't care

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

That's fucking retarded.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

No
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#12
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

Wat. They should be able to use autotune. Also, using autotune =/= being a bad musician.

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

That depends on how it is used.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

No

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

Auto-tune is often used that way, but I do not think that is why Auto-tune exists.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

Yes, why shouldn't they?

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

Yes.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

Depends on the musician

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

Yes, but I might not appreciate the performance as much.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes.

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

Yes

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

I don't care either way.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

Both are equally important.

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

It doesn't really matter.

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

That's a stupid idea.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

No
#13
1. Yes, especially the artists that used to sing high, but no longer can
2. Yes see above answer
3. yes
4. i don't think they should, but you can't really control it.
5. I think that auto tune seems to screem "i have no talent at all"
6. Yes
7. Sure?
8. No
9. Yes
10. No, they produce horrible music and are they suck satans dick (bill hicks here)
11. No
12. Yes
13. Yes
14. No opinion
15. Not really, if they sound great, but just stand there, im fine with it.
16. yes
17. We need this in 'merica
18.no


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#14
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?


Yes.


2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Yes.

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes.

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

I think they should, but not necessarily to let people think that they're more talented than they are. They can use what they like. I dig music with perfect pitch.

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

I dig music with perfect pitch, but if we're talking about auto-tuning to alter the pitch of the voice extensively, nope, not my cup of tea.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

No. They are who they are. If they're using a singing tool to sing, go ahead, man. But if they're going to lie about it, then yeah, it's pretty offensive.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

Probably.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

Same as one of the questions above. Go ahead.

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

Yes, but only those who change the way their voice sounds like, and not to make their music pitch perfect.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

No. It sounds annoying and turns me off.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

No. I go to a concert to see an artiste as is.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes.

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

There probably is, but I don't know of any one.

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

It's part of their style. I don't care.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

No. They're both important.

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

Sure.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

No.
#15
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Yes.

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Yes.

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes.

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

Only if used sparingly but who am I to stop them?

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

You're asking to questions at once. 1) No. 2) Depends how much it has been used.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

Depends how much it is used.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

No.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

Again, depends how sparingly it is used.

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

Yes.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

I don't listen to them but they don't bother me. If people enjoy their music then I'm not stopping them.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

No.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes.

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

Yes.

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

No. They can still sing and dance at the same time.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

A good show for me would need to be good in all aspects including voice. It would be difficult for me to enjoy a show if the voice is not good.

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

No.

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

Sounds fine. Going to a lip-synched performance would feel like getting ripped off to me.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

No.
#16
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?
This
Compared to this
Makes this a yes.

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?
Refer to the above answer. But sometimes bands/singers do sound much better live.

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?
Yes.

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?
Depends. If it is used subtly on parts that may have been slightly off pitch, then it is forgivable. But if it is used to attempt to make it sound like somebody can sing, then no.

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?
Again, depends on the music. In techno, it works well because it fits the music. But most other stuff, not really.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?
To an extent.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?
Sometimes.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?
Only in small doses, and if used subtly.

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?
Most modern American pop music does.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?
I don't enjoy them but some do have skill, but technology makes that skill seem lessened

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?
No.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?
Yes.

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?
Yes, many.

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?
Yes. They should focus on what the crowd came to see/hear, the music and the singing. The dancing is just to spice it up.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?
No.

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?
Most already have, it's very easy to figure out.

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?
I really have no idea what to say.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?
No.
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#17
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Not really. The only things I've noticed are not hitting the terrifyingly high notes live, but that'd shred the vocal chords night after night. Bruce Dickinson seems to lose a lot of annunciation live though, and Brian Johnson seems shot after two or three songs.

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Yes, but that's part of the studio - You can do it over until it's exactly right, and that's really the best way to do it, since you don't have the energy of a live crowd to go off. Either go for quality or power, and you don't have power in the studio, so quality.

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Of course.

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

Null. There are plenty of talentless hacks who it's either the only thing making them bearable who're painful otherwise, but hey, if it makes more music, and some people like that music, no objections.

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

Skill and pleasant sound are two different things. One is undeniable, one is preferential. I'm not a big fan of djent, barring a few bands I find awesome, for the simple reason I don't like the melodic structure or guitar tone, and it's a guitar-heavy genre. But I'd never think of denying the skill of the artists in the genre.

To answer the question though, nine of ten times, no, I don't enjoy the sound, but it doesn't effect the skill.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

No. I wouldn't use it because I don't like the sound, and I don't like relying on something I'm not controlling to control my pitch, but if that's what makes your music sound like it does in your head, it'd be less authentic not to use it.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

This was poorly phrased if I understand it right. If I'm right and you mean to ask whether it's a stylistic tool or a tool of pop culture, my anser is both. It's an aesthetic tool that's as integrated into some modern styles of music as distortion in metal, and it's also a tool some producers use to shove someone with no singing voice or sense of pitch with a nice face to sing a pop hit someone wrote. It's used for both. To paraphrase a badass, it's not inherently good or evil, it's how you use it.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

Sure. I don't like it because I like a live performance, but again, if it makes more music people like, why not?

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

T-Pain and Akon.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

Never really listened to them, no idea.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

Sure. Again, it's about the music being good, not organic. If synths can be tasteful, so can autotune.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Of course.

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

http://www.veoh.com/watch/v15490419bqh6yfdc

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

No. A concert isn't just a sonic experience - people say they go to see an artist when they see them live, not to hear them. Why do you think The Who, Van Halen, Queen, Aerosmith, The Doors, Hendrix, all these huge acts became bigger than their fellow superstars? They put on a killer show. It's the reason Lady Gaga wears Christmas trees onstage, the reason Freddie Mercury would wear nothing but shorts in the middle of winter, the reason Pete Townshend destroyed countless guitars. Good concerts are a complete sensory tour de force, not just one for the ears.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

Yes and no. A good show and an okay voice is much better than a great voice with no show is if I'm paying to see it live. But I don't want to go see the greatest show on earth if I have to spend the entire show with someone singing off-key. That's just cringe-worthy. I'd say put on as good a show as you can without losing pitch or deviating from the recorded sound too much.

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

Maybe. I haven't really looked into the issue much since I don't intend to lipsync at any point, but I can see how you could argue it's false advertising.

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

Again, maybe.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

Depends on how much of a focus the vocals are. Moreover, if they put on a good show. Can't answer with provided facts.
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#18
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?
Yes.

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?
Yes, many do

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?
Yep

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?
I think that it could be used in some cases, but people who can't sing at all shouldn't use it just to be able to

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?
I think it detracts

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?
I would agree

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?
Yeah

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?
No

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?
Yeah

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?
Some of them I listen to, but I am more of a fan of their stuff before they started. Generally, though, I don't.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?
I would attend it

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?
Yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?
Yes

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?
I think they should focus on one or the other, if they are doing a vocal concert, they shouldn't focus on dancing so much that it detracts from their singing ability


15. Is the show more important than the voice?
This depends on the situation I would have to say

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?
I think that people could argue that going to a show to see someone lip synch could be false adversisment because you are going to see them "sing"


17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?
It will stop them, but I'm not sure how many artists it would effect because I don't know how many really lip synch


18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?
Depends on the performer
#19
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

Yes

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

Overall - detract. It can be used as a useful touch-up tool, or used to emphasize, but when it is the main focus, it becomes a negative aspect.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

No

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

No

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

Yes

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

Yes

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

They still have excellent music that I enjoy listening to.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

It would not be a deciding factor.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

Yes

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

Yes

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

No

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

Undecided

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

Undecided

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

No
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#20
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

No

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

Yes

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

Yes I enjoy the sound if you're talking about pitch correction, which MANY vocalists use if you're talking about the T Pain effect then no I don't enjoy it.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

Define authenticity

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

No, pitch correction is used in many genres of music outside of pop.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

Yes, pitch correction is a useful tool/effect. It doesn't cover up bad technique, just pitch.

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

Nearly every clean vocal track recorded today has some form of pitch correction. So, yes I do.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

Read above.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

Yeah, I would.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

Milli Vanilli

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

Absolutely.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

Yes

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

Yes

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

It's a stupid and pointless thing so no.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

No.
#21
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience? Yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings? Yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune? Yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess? Pitch correction should be allowed but not to the extent where the artist seems much better than they really are. There's a reason people work hard, it's to sound good.

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill? It can be used musically for a certain sound but someone who auto tunes extensively is detracting from their sound and I don't consider them to be a good musician. (For solely vocalists that is)

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity? To an extent.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times? Possibly. It's also producers wanting a record to sound immaculate instead of what the performer actually sounds like.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do? As I stated before, to an extent. Not to the point where their actual skill is irrelevant.

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune? Not specifically but I've heard it.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?
It can sound good at times but it mostly sounds bad. I see them as people who make millions of dollars with no skill

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors? No. If they can't perform it live, they shouldn't play it.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is? Yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching? Yes

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?
They shouldn't lip sync but tailoring their show or simply getting better would suffice. Gaga sings and dances and she makes singing mistakes while dancing. I'd rather hear that mistake and know it's normal than have her fake it.

15. Is the show more important than the voice? The voice is part of the show.

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public? Yes

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing? Possibly. It will benefit those who see it as important and won't affect those who would go anyway. The artists made the decision and can't really complain.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?
Probably not.
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#22
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Once or twice.

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

No

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

no

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

Depends what music your listening too, Autotune works nice for electro, not so much for punk

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

Depends to what degree they are using auto-tune.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

Yeah im sure some people would agree its takes away the soul of the song

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

yeah

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

alot

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

Meh, cheating... but just autotune :P

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

Not really

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?


Yes
14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

no

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

yeah

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

------------------

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

yep, then people will react and not go and so people wil get rid of voice correction/syncs

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

no
#23
Questionnaire:


1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?
Yes I have.
2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?
Not always, I prefer live versions usually.
3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?
Yes
4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?
I don't like the way auto-tune sounds, and it's really overused nowadays, so no.
5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?
It depends how it's used, but not usually.
6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?
Yes.
7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?
Yep
8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?
Nope
9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?
I know there's a lot who use it, I hear it on the radio I just don't know who it is
10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?
Well only if I'm out with friends, terrible music is better than no music.
11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?
Never.
12. Do you know what lip-synching is?
Yeh.
13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?
Nope
14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?
Singing is much more entertaining than dance to me.
15. Is the show more important than the voice?
No
16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?
Yes, and de-headed in public as well.
17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?
Hell yeah! Go Australia! (Now to wait for the rest of the world...)
18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?
**** no.

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#24
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience? Yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings? Yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune? Yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess? No

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill? No, It is the bane of the modern music industry.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity? Performers who use Auto-Tune are generally the same performers who long ago gave up all their musical credibility and allow writers, producers and managers craft every aspect of their music and image. Auto-tune does little further to harm their credibility in my eyes.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times? Yes. Auto-tune has been around for some time, used subtlely, but recently an over-the-top sound has become popular and marketable.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do? I don't think it reflects very well on their ability, but I don't necessarily think they 'shouldn't be allowed'.

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune? Yes, many

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians? I loathe listening to their over-produced garbage. My opinion of these musicians is that they aren't even musicians. They can't sing, they don't write their own lyrics they don't write their own music. I doubt they can even play an instrument.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors? Probably not.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is? Yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching? Yes

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance? Yes. If they're more interested in being dancers, they shouldn't be marketed as singers. Especially if they can't sing.

15. Is the show more important than the voice? No

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public? Yes

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing? Yes

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch? No
#25
1. Yes

2. Yes

3. Yes

4. Yes

5. Don't like it - no?

6. Yes

7. No, to fix off notes

8. Yes

9. Yes

10. Not really, sounds much better when its authentic

11. No

12. Yes

13. Yes

14. No

15. Depends but generally no

16. Yes

17. Yes

18. No
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Questionnaire:


1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?
Yes.

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?
Yes.

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?
Yes.

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?
I don't think that is what it does.

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?
I would like to be able to use vocal effects in my own band, I think they are cool. They don't make me question a persons skill at all.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?
No.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?
Not necessarily.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?
Of course. Musicality aside, I don't think I would want to live in a place where there was legislation against editing recordings.

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?
Yes, I can name people who use it obviously, and I'm led to believe that most musicians use it in a more subtle manner.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?
Yes, I guess I do. Vampire Weekend use hard autotune on some of their songs and it's very cool. Deerhunter used alot of vocal effects live and on the album Cryptograms.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?
I would.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?
Yes.

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?
I guess, in a vague way.

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?
Only if the dancing sucks.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?
That would depend on the type of music, but basically no.

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?
See question 8. Are you suggesting punishing them?

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?
Oh nuts, you were. No, that's a terrible idea.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?
I wouldn't not attend because of it. Yes.



Your questions are very pointed. It's hard not to answer in a way that says autotune is bad.
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#27
1. Yes, I did. Sometimes it wasn't even a matter of auto tune but yeah

2. Some do and some sound better live.

3. I remember of hearing once a song and I was like: "Holysh*t, his voice sounds awful". It was auto-tune.

4. With that goal? No. But I don't believe people do it with goal.

5. In small amounts I won't notice and It won't bother me. If you use it to tune every single not it will sound horrible.

6. I think it is just a tool people use to correct some mistakes, but sometimes people overuse it.

7. No, I don't think so.

8. "Oh, f*ck man! I screwed that little bit at 4:32-4:36". If they have time and patience, yeah record it again. If you don't use auto-tune if you don't think that it affects much the feeling of the song.

9. Some, yeah. And some of them are really good. But like I said, they use it to correct small parts.

10. And some of them are really good. But like I said, they use it to correct small parts. Others I can't stand their music (When they overuse it)

11. To correct singing erros?

12. Lip.synching? Yeah, people also call it playback.

13. Yes, I did. I remember of listening about this girl who was going to do it on a TV show and then they changed the tape. Also, Justin Bieber at the MTV awards or wathever it was, this or last years.

14. It is a music show. Of course the dancing is important but if you want to do it both it is going to be hard and you should work a lot. Some people can do it so I don't reasons to see people doing this other than being lazy.

15. What do you mean by show? Lights? Dancers? If you mean that I would say yes but the show is also very important. Screwing up sometimes in a live show is worth it. If you're just standing there holding the microphone it will be boring.

16. I kinda agree because you have the right know what are you spending your money on.

17. For the audience, yeah because we know that we will hear some CD playing instead of a live performance. For the artist not so much because he will lose respect and part of the audience.

18. I think the answer to this question would depend on the show.

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#28
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Yes.

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes, I auto tune my own vocal recordings for fun.

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

I don't think it does mainly because people can tell then the performer will be looked down on, however most use it for effect nowadays so it doesn't make a difference.

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

It might do, but a lot of the time it's just like reverb on a guitar, just to give a different effect to the voice (T-Pain)

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

No

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

Not really, it's used everywhere to make listening to music enjoyable.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

As long as they still sing and it's not the computer/machine doing it for them.

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

T-Pain, Cher, Akon etc.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

I don't listen to them so I wouldn't know, I do know that T pain uses it for the sound.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

Yes as long as we can still hear the performer's voice and just the odd pitch correction here and there.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes, it's pretty self explanatory.

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

Cheryl Cole, Bieber etc.

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

Depends, if it is a genuine show not top of the pops or X factor or something then I'd expect to be able to hear their voice. If it is TOTP then I know that they usually don't let you sing/play your instruments.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

Well if it's a band, the singer is only a percentage of the sound and I'd say that at a show, stage presence prevails. So yes.

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

Yes

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

I'd rather not know, then I can enjoy it without thinking. "My favourite artist is lip syncing (("

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

No.
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#29
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience? Yes.

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings? Yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune? Yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess? Yes

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill? Depends how auto-tuned it is.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity? No

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times? Sometimes.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do? Yes

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune? All do, just not all of them use it a lot.

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?
Not all, but i don't really have an opinion, as long as they can sing live.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors? No

12. Do you know what lip-synching is? Yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching? Yes, lots.

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance? No.

15. Is the show more important than the voice? No

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public? Yes

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing? Yes

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch? No
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#30
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?
yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?
yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?
yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?
no

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?
when it is used as a correction it sounds artificial and irritating,when used as an effect (T pain etc) i dont mind it


6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?
yes

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?
most definitely.pop is the sale of an image,the music is a secondary aspect

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?
yes but they should declare it

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?
yes

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?
it takes away from the vocal performance so i isten only if the music makes up for it

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?
no


12. Do you know what lip-synching is?
yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?
yes

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?
depends on how they show is advertised,if it is purely music than yes it should be criticized,if it is entertainment then no

15. Is the show more important than the voice
no


16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?
yes

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?
yes


18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?
no
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#31
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?
Yes.

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?
Many.

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?
Of course I have.

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?
'Talent'? Maybe the autotune is part of the music, to give it a robot-voice effect. Take trance for example. Works great. If it is achieved to make it sound in pitch, well... it's their loss, but people will hear a difference live and will be disappointed.

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?
See above.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?
No, see my previous answer.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?
Not always.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?
I don't mind as long as it sounds good. But, as I said before, their loss.

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?
It's Friiiidaaay

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

I like trance music. I like autotune when used correctly.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

That again depends on the concert I would be at, but my general answer is no.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?
Yes.

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

Many.

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?
No. Not my style of entertainment, mind you, but no.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?
Ah... this is a hard one. I personally think they're both equally as important. But if their lack of show is made up by their overwhelming voice I'm cool with it.

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?
Yes. It's gonna be exposed at some point anyway though.

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

Yes.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?
No.
#32
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Questionnaire:


1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

No

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

Not to have the image of more talent, but they should be able to use it to make music.

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

No

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

Recently, perhaps. Though I would still argue that a singer might use Auto-Tune purely to get the sound the want, regardless of producer input.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

Singers should be able to use Auto-Tune however they want

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

Yes

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

As musicians, they're good. As singers, they're good. I just don't like the style.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

If I liked the artist, yes, and why not? I don't want to go to a performance where the singer might mess up. Sometimes it might make the atmosphere feel a bit 'fake', but if I enjoyed the singer, I'd still go.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

yes

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

Chances are, those artists are putting on a performance, not just a singing show. I don't think they should be compromised, because what they are doing adds an entertainment factor that wouldn't be seen if they just stood and sang

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

Depends on the style of music, and on what kind of performance the show is intended to be

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

No

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

No, it's stupid.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?
probably not

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#33
Questionnaire:


1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?
Yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?
Yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?
Yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?
If it is used deliberately and on purpose, sure, why not? However, artists that constantly really rely on autotune for correcting their singing mistakes shouldn't boast with their "talent".

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?
As mentioned before, if it is used on purpose once in a while it is ok. However, I despise constant usage of autotune.

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?
Possibly, yes.

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?
Sure, major producers have always copied another for the sake of fitting into the music trend. But that's been around for decades. Think about the 80's when almost everybody started using synthesisers, even bands like Judas Priest. (Turbo Album, 1986)

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?
Of course they should be "allowed" if they live in a free country.
However I think it's crap if they use autotune solely for this purpose.


9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?
Yes

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?
They're ok, but usually not top of the line..

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?
Probably not. Call me old-fashioned but to me it's like "lying to the audience".

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?
Yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?
Yes. (Gotta love Milli Vanilli )

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?
No. If they're a good dancer, let them show it.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?
For me it's 80% voice and 20% show.

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?
Yup. Even more than autotune, I believe that lip-synching during a live performance is like "lying to the audience".

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?
That's a tough question.. Probably yeah.

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?
Probably not.
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#34
I don't really like auto tune. I would rather just learn to sing.
Then what they hear on the album is what they hear live vocal wise.
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#35
Questionnaire:


1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?
yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?
yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?
yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?
yes
5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?
detracts from skill but it doesn't have to be awful.
6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?
if the singer is already a well known talent and auto tune is a fun effect then no. if they are reliant on it because they can't sing yes.
7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?
it's just a momentary trend
8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?
yes.
9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?
yes.
10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?
that's entirely contextual.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?
if it was just for dressing up an already goood voice then yea.
12. Do you know what lip-synching is?
yes
13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?
yes
14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?
yes
15. Is the show more important than the voice?
no
16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?
yes
17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?
YES.
18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?
NO.
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#36
Questionnaire:
1. yes
2. yes
3. yes
4. yes (strange q.)
5. huh, no. bad question
6. no
7. no
8. yes (your questions are bad)
9. yes
10. yes, its still good. (skill doesnt really mean a lot)
11. yes
12. yes
13. yes
14. no
15. depends
16. - what, like its some huge conspiracy to entertain people...
17. no
18. yes
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#38
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Music Questionnaire
Hey Pit,

I've got a questionnaire for as many people to answer as possible here.

I'm doing a Music Extension assessment thesis on how technology etc. (Auto-Tune, lip-synching mostly) has changed music.

I just need results (can be as short as yes or no) on around about 18 questions, that's all.

I'd be very appreciative if I could get any feedback on the questionnaire questions too, if anyone finds them difficult to understand.

Thanks Pit.

Questionnaire:


1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

Sure, but their music will still suck

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

It can be used to create an interesting sound, but I don't like when it's used to cover up the fact a vocalist can't sing

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

No

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

I don't have a clue

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

Well, it's up to them

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

Yes

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

Very, very few

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

No, but not because of the auto-tune - I just wouldn't be attending a shitty concert with a rubbish singer anyway

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

Yes

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

Of course

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

No

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

Yes, they're spending their money to see something which they're not getting

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

Yes

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

No
#39
Alot of those questions are very badly designed, and I will therefore not be answering this questionnaire. Good day.
#40
1. Have you ever noticed any significant differences between certain performers’ singing skill in the studio, and singing in front of a live audience?

Yes

2. Do you believe some performers sound considerably better in their studio recordings?

Yes

3. The process of pitch-correcting an artist’s singing voice is called Auto-Tune. Have you ever heard of Auto-Tune?

Yes

4. Do you think musicians should be able to use Auto-Tune in their music to appear to have more talent than they really possess?

Whatever floats their boat

5. Do you enjoy the sound of an Auto-Tuned vocal track, or does Auto-Tune appear to detract from an artist’s skill?

Hate autotuned vocals

6. Would you agree that performers who use Auto-Tune are compromising their own authenticity?

yes

7. Do you think Auto-Tune is a result of music producers implementing the process into a musician’s song, in order to fit into the popular music genre of recent times?

yes, to some extent.

8. Do you believe singers should be allowed to use Auto-Tune to correct their errors, and sound much better than they really do?

a little bit of it isn't a bad thing. over doing it is a different story.

9. Do you know of any artists who may use Auto-Tune?

yes

10. Do you enjoy listening to these artists? What is your opinion on these musicians?

No. I think the auto tune vocals are annoying. I think its a fak representation of the artist.

11. New innovations in Auto-Tune technology have allowed for real-time pitch-correction during live performances. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to use Auto-Tune to correct any singing errors?

Probably not.

12. Do you know what lip-synching is?

Yes.

13. Have you heard of any singers being caught in the act of lip-synching?

Yes.

14. If an artist is a very active dancer and also sings, should they be criticized for compromising their singing talent to visually entertain through dance?

I think there are ways to balance the two.

15. Is the show more important than the voice?

no

16. If you don’t agree with this, should these lip-synching artists be exposed to the public?

Yes

17. A bill is being passed to Australian Parliament that makes it mandatory for performers to tell the audience they will be lip-synching their performance. Is this a good thing?

yes

18. Would you attend a performance if the artist was going to lip-synch?

No
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