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With a Little Help from My Friends

ByTom MillerThe Secret Life of Scientists and EngineersThe Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

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So how do you sound when you play Eran Egozy’s game “Rock Band”? Or for that matter, when you pour your soul into a Lady Gaga song in the shower? Or when you sing along with Coldplay during the long drive home from work?

Does your singing need a little help?

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These guys didn’t need Auto-Tune (Courtesy Harmonix

If so, you’ve got company.

Check out this Nova scienceNOW piece on the software, Auto-Tune . It’s used by many professional singers to make them sound like they actually know how to sing (and it could probably help you win at “Rock Band,” too).