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‘X-Factor’ Auto-tune controversy a sign of how far show has come

Recently fans of X Factor took to their Twitter and Facebook accounts to decry the use of voice-altering technology, Auto-Tune, on the show's singing contestants. The Guardian weighs in on the matter, reading the controversy as unsurprising and is more amused that some British MPs have weighed in on the matter.
August 25, 2010

Recently fans of X Factor took to their Twitter and Facebook accounts to decry the use of the voice-altering technology, Auto-Tune, on the show’s singing contestants. The Guardian weighs in on the matter, reading the controversy as unsurprising and is more amused that some British MPs have added their two cents on the uproar.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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