Anyone have a handle on how often computer soft ware is being used to make basses sound artificially in tune in the studio these days? Is everybody doing it? ‘Auto-Tune’ has been around for 24 years. There are copies and variations on this software. The reason I ask is I’m hearing players who sound just too good. I’m not just talking about Lev Weksler, who is obvious. I asked a friend I grew up with, who owns a major studio, he said it is used way too much, even for big names. He also said he recently recorded two top upright players and they did not play perfectly in tune. What’s going on in the studios? Personally I would rather hear a guy like Gary Karr, Rinat Ibragimov or Rodion Azarkhin play a bit out of tune, than a doctored studio bass perfectly and antiseptically in tune. I like players who play, not artificial intelligence.