Near the end of 2011 I met with a web page designer and programmer to turn steve millikan dot com into a real living breathing site rather than the placeholder that it is at the moment. The word from the designer was Continue reading
Beginning in December of this year (2011) I’ll be heading up the music/worship at Oasis Community Church in Tipton, Indiana Continue reading
In a perfect world, they would be incarcerated and forced to listen to a human voice, auto-tune set to stun Continue reading
During his tour of the U.K. this fall (2011), William Lane Craig, arguably the foremost Christian apologist and debater representing Christian Theism, has been seeking opponents. He has few takers. Notably, Richard Dawkins Continue reading
Looking for help finding alternate lyrics that were written for Ave Maria. Continue reading
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I am repeatedly shocked Continue reading
You’ve heard of the Multiple Monkeys Theorem. Let’s shed some light on this idea that a bunch of monkeys typing for a long time, say the outside age of the universe, will produce all the works of Shakespeare. Continue reading
Disclaimer: Lacking patience, I wrote this somewhat stream of consciousness. No literary awards will follow.
I left the house just in time to catch my flight; hate to sit at airports Continue reading
As the days shorten in anticipation of the chill winds that blow unabated through the corn-less fields around our house each November, the sun begins its successive journeys Continue reading
How Auto-Tune Destroyed Western Civilization
Auto-tune is a pitch correction program for music production. It’s not the thing itself (cf. Kleenex, Band-Aids, or Coke in the southern climes). Many companies have software (or hardware) to accommodate the buyer, and although AutoTune is just one option available, it has become the generic name by which many refer to pitch correction.
So whether it’s Auto-tune or Melodyne or a lesser known competitor, we’ll call it Auto-tune. It lives in most recording studios, both project and larger commercial facilities, and is employed in live situations by various artists. The most notable historical uses were by Cher on “Believe” (the ‘Cher’ effect, vintage 1998) and T-Pain, who to some degree re-popularized it in the mid 2000′s.
I love/hate auto-tune. Continue reading