NOVA: Auto-Tune

By now I’m sure you’ve watched Neil deGrasse Tyson on the new Cosmos series. On this site from NOVA, you can see if Auto-Tune, the software that makes corrections of sour notes on recordings by professional musicians, can turn Dr. Tyson into a fabulous singer. You can watch the video, or read the transcript and imagine what he sounds like as Auto-Tune tries to fix the problems with his pitch. Along the way you’ll learn about sound waves and how much technology can do to make mediocre singers into listenable ones.
courtesy of Knovation