The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126164   Message #2800806
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
01-Jan-10 - 11:46 AM
Thread Name: Why music sounds worse.
Subject: RE: Why music sounds worse.
Shambles, thanks for posting that link. I enjoyed the article.

I don't do downloading and I don't listen to today's pop (I consider rock to be a form of pop), but I am interested in the science of it.

Here's something I've been wondering. I know that most pop singers use a program to put their music in tune. Often, when I hear a pop singer (as in a store) I find myself listening and saying "What vowel was THAT supposed to be?" Because there are sour, whining sounds on the long notes that I'm sure are not a vowel in any language on earth.

Does a tuning program distort vowels, especially in a long note?

(this would fit with our topic, why music sounds worse.)