London: Black Eyed Peas singer Will.I.Am has admitted to using autotune to make his music, while he works on his singing abilities.
The writer and producer said he utilised the technology to allow him to make music quickly, without waiting for a proper singer to come into the studio while he works.
The hip-hop star, who is paid an estimated 200,000 pounds to coach singers on the BBC’s ‘The Voice’ competition, made the revelation while appearing on Alan Carr’s ‘Chatty Man’.
As the comedian interviewed him down an autotune microphone, he jokingly told him “I’m working on my singing abilities”.
He said he liked to work long hours in the studio making music, with the computer allowing him to work at the speed he thinks.”
“I use autotune because I write and produce. The computer allows me to make music singing myself and not wait around for singers to come and sing it,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
“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 lean to the autotune. It’s just an effect. But I am working on, you know, my singing abilities,” he added.