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It Sings Along With You

Taito Corp is releasing a new karaoke system with technology that is supposed to make amateur singers sound better. It dynamically adjusts song tempo for the singer (I can't wait to hear how that sounds ...), pitch-shifts the recorded tracks into a key and register that suit the singer, and "objectively assess[es] pitch, rhythm and skill at such voice techniques as vibrato and crescendo" (sounds dubious). Future devices may utilize technology that shifts each sung (or spoken) note to the "correct" pitch.

It might sound better, but doesn't it sort of defeat the purpose?

Via Wired News

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