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(Wired)   Al Qaeda has acquired a potentially devastating technology: Autotune   (wired.com) divider line
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2010-05-26 12:09:04 PM  
No. I REFUSE to clicked the link.
 
2010-05-26 12:11:12 PM  

mainstreet62: No. I REFUSE to clicked the link.


Click. Sorry.
 
2010-05-26 12:54:14 PM  
I blame Cher.
 
2010-05-26 1:13:26 PM  
Damn. I was hoping they had used autotune on Osama. That would rock.
 
2010-05-26 1:29:26 PM  
[T-Pain]
Yeah, never thought I'd be wearing a bomb
It's a way to bring honor to mom
Mohammed! Look at me, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Never thought I'd see the day
When I'd blow some infidels away
Believe me when I say
Allahu akbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar
[/T-Pain]
 
2010-05-26 1:37:29 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Damn. I was hoping they had used autotune on Osama. That would rock.


He needs it. His pitch is lousy.
 
2010-05-26 3:45:00 PM  

vernonFL: I blame Cher.


Do you belieieieieve in life after suicide bombings?
 
2010-05-26 3:49:23 PM  
The song was recorded on May 15 while Alshishani was, as he describes, "high on a mountain top." It's unclear at press time whether that description applied to his physical or mental altitude.

Most likely both.
 
2010-05-26 3:49:42 PM  
Autotuned ululation could prove to be a deadly weapon in the hands of terrorists.
 
2010-05-26 3:50:53 PM  
Egyptian Lover wasn't a terrorist, he was a lover!!! And he used a vocoder, not autotune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjFs9CPGhts
 
2010-05-26 3:52:28 PM  
Where is the RIAA when you need them?
 
2010-05-26 3:53:06 PM  
Am I the only one reminded of this?

INSERT APPROPRIATE HYPERDRIVE SCREENCAP HERE

♫ Kill the Humans ♫
♫ Kill them dead! ♫
♫ Kill the Hu-- ♫ *click*


Sorry, it's got a catchy tune.

/Sucks being at work
//GIS is blocked
 
2010-05-26 3:53:15 PM  

Quasar: [T-Pain]
Yeah, never thought I'd be wearing a bomb
It's a way to bring honor to mom
Mohammed! Look at me, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Never thought I'd see the day
When I'd blow some infidels away
Believe me when I say
Allahu akbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar
[/T-Pain]


i heard he was on a boat when he came up with that...
 
2010-05-26 3:55:16 PM  
Did he call any infidels "shorty"?
 
2010-05-26 3:56:23 PM  
I blame Obamar!
 
2010-05-26 3:58:31 PM  
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Not impressed.
 
2010-05-26 3:59:04 PM  

germ78: Autotuned ululation could prove to be a deadly weapon in the hands of terrorists.


It would be a veritable Weirding Module.
 
2010-05-26 4:00:11 PM  

ole prophet: Where is the RIAA when you need them?


In America.

/Recording Industry Association of America
 
2010-05-26 4:01:42 PM  
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2010-05-26 4:01:56 PM  
"Amir of the Ansaar/How beautiful you are!/Your sword gleams in the sun/Like a shining star"

Well that's not gay at all.
 
2010-05-26 4:02:34 PM  
no clikky
 
2010-05-26 4:02:41 PM  

Diogenes: I_Am_Weasel: Damn. I was hoping they had used autotune on Osama. That would rock.

He needs it. His pitch is lousy.


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Already done
(new window)

His tonal quality is pretty good for it, actually.
 
2010-05-26 4:02:41 PM  
Autotune?

Check this out...

http://www.youtube.com/user/mysteryguitarman?blend=1&ob=4#p/c/CF81022F​AB19616C/ 2 2/7agu97NJcOo

Ya gotta wait until the end, don't worry, it goes quick, and very worthy...
 
2010-05-26 4:03:33 PM  
Ya got me like Mo-Mo-MoMo-Mo-Mo-Mo-MoMo-Mo-Mo-Mo-MoMo-Mo-Mo-Mohammed.

/allahu akbar...allahu akbar...etc.
 
2010-05-26 4:06:19 PM  
But if they ban autotune it would wipe out the music industry overnight.
 
2010-05-26 4:08:10 PM  
I have no idea what the fark autotune is.

Is it that crappy effect that hip-hop artists use now that make their voice instantly jump between tones during long notes?
 
2010-05-26 4:10:13 PM  

Oznog: Diogenes: I_Am_Weasel: Damn. I was hoping they had used autotune on Osama. That would rock.

He needs it. His pitch is lousy.


Already done (new window)

His tonal quality is pretty good for it, actually.


Yeah, Osama = Obama... nice one troll.

 
2010-05-26 4:18:30 PM  
Surely you jest?
 
2010-05-26 4:18:36 PM  
No need to warn me of the dangers of AutoTune - I've heard music from Brittany Spears before.

/AT is one of those "once in a while" tools that has been horribly misused.
 
2010-05-26 4:19:15 PM  

Quasar: [T-Pain]
Yeah, never thought I'd be wearing a bomb
It's a way to bring honor to mom
Mohammed! Look at me, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Never thought I'd see the day
When I'd blow some infidels away
Believe me when I say
Allahu akbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar
[/T-Pain]


...Aaaaaaand we're done here.
 
2010-05-26 4:19:22 PM  
It's okay. The CIA can buy one of these (new window).

/Moog rules
//Note the availability date
 
2010-05-26 4:19:28 PM  
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"It let's you sing even if you can't sing"
 
2010-05-26 4:20:43 PM  
Pissing off Jay-Z? Not your smartest move, Al Qaeda.
 
2010-05-26 4:20:58 PM  

Quasar: [T-Pain]
Yeah, never thought I'd be wearing a bomb
It's a way to bring honor to mom
Mohammed! Look at me, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Never thought I'd see the day
When I'd blow some infidels away
Believe me when I say
Allahu akbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar
[/T-Pain]


ROFLMOAR
 
2010-05-26 4:22:02 PM  
It's not just the Muslims who have gotten their hands on autotune...
Not to be outdone, the Mennonites have gotten to it as well:
Mennonite Life, by T-Plain (new window)
 
2010-05-26 4:22:15 PM  

Retarded Rabid Elk: Egyptian Lover wasn't a terrorist, he was a lover!!! And he used a vocoder, not autotune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjFs9CPGhts


some people don't know the difference.

/robot rock
 
2010-05-26 4:22:24 PM  
reminds me of this:


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2010-05-26 4:26:13 PM  

Quasar: [T-Pain]
Yeah, never thought I'd be wearing a bomb
It's a way to bring honor to mom
Mohammed! Look at me, ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Never thought I'd see the day
When I'd blow some infidels away
Believe me when I say
Allahu akbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar
[/T-Pain]


I love you.
 
2010-05-26 4:26:30 PM  

vegasj: Yeah, Osama = Obama... nice one troll.


I honestly think that was a genuine mistake.

Either way, I got some lulz!
 
2010-05-26 4:31:05 PM  
That was horrible...I'm not talking about the message of the song, but the effects of autotune! That singer is now the #1 terrorist! Kill kill kill!

I better find a copy of autotune so I can bastardize my favorite songs.
 
2010-05-26 4:31:10 PM  
We all know who's really to blame.
[image from earbuds.popdose.com too old to be available]
/do you terrorize like we do?
 
2010-05-26 4:32:37 PM  
Damn, Al Quaeda members are getting fuglier all the time.

Oh wait, that's Ke$ha.
 
2010-05-26 4:34:19 PM  
Autotune is pure evil, I'm not sure that Al Qaeda realizes that they're in danger of summoning Yog Sothoth from the realm of the unknowable and he will open the way for the destroyer to devour the world.
 
2010-05-26 4:34:32 PM  

TheTeethoftheTiger: Not impressed.


I think the Al Qaeda version is, "I'm On A Goat".
Link (new window)
 
2010-05-26 4:36:36 PM  
Autotuned voices, especially female ones, always make me think of GLaDOS.

/The enrichment center would like to remind you that android hell is a real place and you will be sent there
 
2010-05-26 4:38:13 PM  
LoL...as someone who owns a copy of Antares let me tell you... it takes an Engineer to run it properly...and these cave dwellers aren't even in the same ballpark.
 
2010-05-26 4:40:04 PM  

Barakku: Autotuned voices, especially female ones, always make me think of GLaDOS.

/The enrichment center would like to remind you that android hell is a real place and you will be sent there


hahaha
 
2010-05-26 4:40:51 PM  

zaphear: LoL...as someone who owns a copy of Antares let me tell you... it takes an Engineer to run it properly...and these cave dwellers aren't even in the same ballpark.


also this. i do my own production, and i still have yet to really wrap my head around it. then again, i distort my vocals rather than attempt to correct them.

/industrial
 
2010-05-26 4:48:54 PM  
Autotune. The Cher Effect.

If Cher were a terrorist, where would she hide the bomb? And how big would that bomb be?

Luckly, Cher is not subby's mom.
 
2010-05-26 4:51:49 PM  

vegasj: Oznog: Diogenes: I_Am_Weasel: Damn. I was hoping they had used autotune on Osama. That would rock.

He needs it. His pitch is lousy.


Already done (new window)

His tonal quality is pretty good for it, actually.


Yeah, Osama = Obama... nice one troll.



You sound like you need a valium.
 
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