A recording of Britney Spears singing 'Toxic' without auto-tune proves she is a talented singer. Auto-tune is a device used to alter pitch and fix parts of songs that are off-key. The vocals in the version without auto-tune are very similar to the vocals in the version with auto-tune. The clip is somewhat divisive. The use of digital enhancements in music isn't new. The first major moment for autotune might have been Cher's 'Believe' in 1998. After that, T-Pain came through.

It's authentic, real, unedited Britney, bitch!

The other week, a version of Britney Spears' song 'Alien' without auto-tune or editing leaked online, giving fans a chance to hear BritBrit's vocal abilities in the rawest form. However, some aren't so impressed with the 32-year-old pop star's natural singing chops.

'I tried but I never figured it out/ Why I always felt like a stranger in a crowd,' she sings in the song without any post-recording manipulation. 'That was then/ Like an alien/ But the stars in the sky look like home, take me home/ And the light in your eyes lets me know I'm not alone.'

'Alien' originally appeared on Spears' most recent album Britney Jean. Music producer William Orbit took to his Facebook page the other day to defend the recently leaked version.

'Dearest Music Lovers, I have heard that Britney vocal link that everybody's been discussing,' he wrote. 'It has been impossible not to as there have been many comments directing my attention to it. [I won't re-posting it here]. I'd like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalizations in order to get warmed up.

'Warming up is essential if you're a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly. I've heard all manner of sounds emitted during warmups. The point is that it is not supposed to be shared with millions of listeners.'

Listen to with version without auto-tune for yourself.

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Unedited Britney Spears Song Without Auto-Tune Leaks And It's Painful
Business Insider ^ 07/08/2014 Aly Weisman

Posted on 07/09/2014 7:39:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

No one ever thought Britney Spears' songs were untouched in the recording studio, but the singer's voice without Auto-Tune is even worse than we could have imagined.

On July 2, the unedited vocal version of Spears' track 'Alien,' off her most recent album, 'Britney Jean,' leaked — and it ain't pretty. Take a listen:

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO..

The video has picked up so much steam online that the song's producer, William Orbit, posted a statement to Facebook explaining that the track is from a vocal warm-up session, not a final take.

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1posted on 07/09/2014 7:39:58 AM PDTby SeekAndFind
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Which just shows you that pop stars today are signed, groomed and promoted on the basis of looks and image. Hire a few songwriters, musicians and rent a state of the art studio and anybody can be made to sound good. It’s why most of these pop stars all sound the same.


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It sounds like the audio was auto-detuned. It has that weird sound you get when you play a record backwards. The “photo” of her is SO reworked it looks like it came from a Playstation game.


3posted on 07/09/2014 7:45:56 AM PDTby Dr. Sivana('If you're litigating against nuns, you've probably done something wrong.'-Ted Cruz)
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I like it.

There is a copy of the released song below, it’s not a rock anthem or anything but it’s nice enough.

I say it is a medium hit.


4posted on 07/09/2014 7:46:26 AM PDTby Cringing Negativism Network(http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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Here's how they do it..
HOW TO CREATE A SEXY POP STAR .. even with no singing talent.
5posted on 07/09/2014 7:48:03 AM PDTby SeekAndFind
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I like her for some reason. Seems to have grounded herself quite a bit in the last few years. Can’t be more offensive than the rest of the crap that passes for music these days.


6posted on 07/09/2014 7:49:04 AM PDTby FlJoePa('Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good')
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Has Britney ever sang the Star Spangled Banner LIVE, with no lip syncing?

THAT would be one good test to see if she can still sing.


7posted on 07/09/2014 7:49:56 AM PDTby SeekAndFind
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That’s so funny! It’s personal, really. I remember when me and some buddies when we were overseas in the military were going to go to the base theater to see “WOODSTOCK” the movie when it first came out.

One of the guys that had just flew in on the island had brought a square of hash wrapped in tinfoil in his wallet, and we planned to smoke it before seeing the movie.

We did, and I sat there in that movie, and the music was gargantuan! Birdsong Melodious!...I particularly remember “Wooden Ships” by CSN. Sweetest thing I’d ever heard - perfectly in tune!. That pretty much squared me off that the Hippie, Love, Dove movement was nothing but drugged out nothing.

Years later, I watched the same movie and the same song “Wooden..” and I just refused to believe they were the same!....

I guess that’s what this new-fangled “auto-tune” does. Damndest thing I ever heard...


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bttt


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bump for later perusal.


10posted on 07/09/2014 7:56:15 AM PDTby PLMerite(Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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What's the big deal? She's in the process of warming up and the sound guys are adjusting their equipment. I can't just wake up in the morning and start singing. I've got to warm up, stretch those vocal chords, etc.

Examples Of Autotune

I don't like this lady as a human and have never heard her music till now, but this is much ado about nothing. Hardly worth posting.

11posted on 07/09/2014 7:58:00 AM PDTby LouAvul(If government is the answer, you're asking the wrong question.)
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She can come over and read the phone book to me and I'll pay attention. Just sayin'..

12posted on 07/09/2014 8:02:18 AM PDTby FlJoePa('Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good')
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Read the phone book yeah.. but please don’t sing it..


13posted on 07/09/2014 8:07:35 AM PDTby kjam22(my music video 'If My People' at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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The assets which landed her this career are not in her throat.


14posted on 07/09/2014 8:18:03 AM PDTby Buckeye McFrog
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Sorry, not buying it. My wife is a degreed vocalist who has taught music and voice for 20 years. I have never heard her warm up by cold singing the song she is going perform or record. If it is early in the morning, she will do vocal exercises and drink warm tea. Only once she is warmed up enough will she start singing the actual song. Every one of her friends and colleagues do something very similar.

It's not really her voice, it's her pitch control. It ain't there. Warmed up or not. It's not like she is missing trying to hit the high end of her range. Thus the need for autotune. Just another example of how devoid of talent most current hip hop is.

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Here ya go.


16posted on 07/09/2014 8:26:08 AM PDTby Norm Lenhart(How's t+.01hat 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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Britt & Baraq

what a pair..


17posted on 07/09/2014 8:27:37 AM PDTby nascarnation(Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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Which explains Taylor Swift..


18posted on 07/09/2014 8:46:13 AM PDTby Vendome(Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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“No one ever thought Britney Spears’ songs were untouched in the recording studio”

I did. None of these teenager crooners are natural. They all sound 100% digitally edited.


19posted on 07/09/2014 8:47:31 AM PDTby CodeToad(Arm Up! They Are!)
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Which just shows you that pop stars today are signed, groomed and promoted on the basis of looks and image. Hire a few songwriters, musicians and rent a state of the art studio and anybody can be made to sound good. It’s why most of these pop stars all sound the same.

It’s always been that way.


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20posted on 07/09/2014 8:50:11 AM PDTby Moonman62(The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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Autotune Vs No Autotune Genius

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