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Will.i.am: 'I Need Auto-Tune'

May 26th, 2012 9:11am EDT

Will.i.am

Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am is working on his singing abilities as he is currently forced to depend on computer technology in the studio to improve his voice.

The I Gotta Feeling hitmaker, who is a judge on the U.K. version of The Voice, claims he uses pitch-correcting software Auto-tune to save time while recording, but sheepishly concedes he is seeking help to improve his singing.

He tells Britain's Alan Carr: Chatty Man talk show, "I use Auto-tune because I write and produce. A lot of the time I am in the studio by myself and no one works as much as I do. So the computer allows me to make music singing myself and not wait around for singers to come and sing it. It's a rare combination to have someone who can write songs and sing well. The computer allows me to execute my ideas at the speed I think them."

"So that's why I learnt to (use) Auto-tune. It's just an effect. But I am working on, you know, my singing abilities."

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