T-Pain Bringing Auto-Tune to iPhone
Â For the last several years, T-Pain’s Auto-Tune centered sound has dominated the Hip-Hop and R&B markets.
Now, the popular songwriter will bring that technology to the iPhone via a partnership with Antares Audio Technologies. Dubbed “I Am T-Pain,” the phone app will give the user the full capabilities of the Auto-Tune technology.
With it, fans can record their own versions of T-Pain hits like “Bartender,” “Dream Girl,” and “I’m Sprung.”
Once completed, the user can upload their songs to various social networking sites like Facebook and Youtube.
With Auto-Tune still immensely popular among artists, Antares marketing VP Marco Alpert argued that Jay-Z’s “Death of Auto-Tune” proclamation was premature, and failed to factor in how the tool has solidified itself in this generation’s music consciousness.
"It's been great working with all of the incredibly talented people at Smule, and with T-Pain and Nappy Boy Enterprises to bring I Am T-Pain to the iPhone," Alpert said. "T-Pain's hugely successful use of the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect has made it one of the signature vocal sounds of our time, so it's especially gratifying to be able to make the authentic T-Pain experience available to anyone with an iPhone. Maybe not so dead after all, huh?"
At press time, T-Pain is finishing up work on his fourth album UBER, the follow-up to his 2008 gold-selling LP Thr33 Ringz.
The “I Am T-Pain” app is available now for purchase at the iTunes iPhone App Store.