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T-Pain Swears Off Old Audio Gimmick For New One

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — In a surprise move, Grammy-award winning recording artist T-Pain has sworn off using Auto-Tune in his music.

Though Cher was the first major artist to use vocals heavily distorted by a vocoder in her 1998 monster hit "Believe", T-Pain's 2005 debut album "Rappa Ternt Sanga" really brought the effect into the mainstream – enough that it is now commonly called the T-Pain Effect.

Well, no longer, as the performer says he's now got something new. "I'm done with Auto-Tune." T-Pain said in a statement. "I vow right here, right now, to never use Auto-Tune again. I'm onto something that I think is bigger and better called The T-Pain Effect."

T-Pain has partnered with audio technology company iZotope on new vocal processing technologies. Exactly what they are remains a bit nebulous, but the singer has promised that more information will be made available at the NOX Audio booth at this year's E3 electronics expo. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers