Debate: The Pro Tools’ Ghost In The Machine

A certain “lip-synced,” hiccupped-hoedown performance on SNL two years ago prompted harsh and heated debate about music technology and its role in creating unjustified celebrity. In the days and weeks that followed the live broadcast, musicians and critics alike cried “foul” (well, they cried “Milli Vanilli”) at the apparent and blatant abuse of a vocal track — in this case the wrong one — that augmented the troubled idol’s singing voice.
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