Despite the rumors of a Logic Pro X being nearly complete, Apple has today released a minor update to the existing Logic Pro 9 and MainStage 2.2 to the Mac App Store, thus ending an era of boxed software from Cupertino. The good news is you can now buy these pro music apps cheaper than ever before!
Joe Biden breaking into hyper-melody. The health care debate set to a
funky-fresh beat. Congressmen warbling melodically about climate
change. No, you’re not having a fever dream. You’re watching “Auto-Tune
the News,” the YouTube sensation by Brooklyn-based musicians and
lifelong Mac users the Gregory Brothers.
Auto-Tune is a
pitch-correcting technology appearing with increasing frequency in
hip-hop tracks by artists like T-Pain and Akon. It was created to fix
the pitchiness of talent-deficient singers, but when set to super-high
levels of correction, it makes a singer (or rapper or talker) sound
vaguely robotic. The Gregorys take the “Auto-Tune the heck out of
everything” gimmick to a new level by creating Auto-Tuned songs from
the voices of politicians and wonks in news footage and even C-SPAN.
And it’s all done with a Mac.