Rant time, kiddies. I am going to raise my voice against an evil black box that you may or may not have heard of: the Antares Auto-Tune. Exhibit A: This device is designed to correct pitch for singers who are a little off at times. Good idea in theory, but it has since gone beyond the point of fixing little problems, and now is being used to make vocal takes "perfect". I personally am getting sick of hearing it. Once you've learned to hear what it sounds like, you hear it on EVERYTHING (most grevious offenders: country music, R&B, and Nickelback). Sure, I thought the Cher "Believe" trick was kind of cool, but other than that I'm convinced that this device is utterly evil. It sucks all the personality out of the voice it is used on, and makes people sound like perfect pitch robots. For the love of dog, make it stop! This was mosty avoided in rock circles, but now I'm starting to hear it all over that as well. Even singers that I respected for not using it ,such as Chris Cornell, but now even he's using it, as is Maynard. Sad, sad. These guys otherwise have cool voices, but they sound rather soulless on the latest Audioslave and A Perfect Circle releases. Imperfections are part of what makes music great. If we keep relying on technology to make our music for us, we'll continue this downwards spiral into an artless society. Take a stand; when your engineer/producer wants to use Auto-Tune on your next recording, just say no, or at least keep it to a bare minumum. Learn to love your imperfections. Refuse to listen to bands that rely too much on studio gimmickry to make them sound "better". And please, no more Cher albums. And that's all I have to say about that.