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im so hood effect

Discussion in 'Recording' started by dwalker2020, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. dwalker2020

    dwalker2020 Guest

    I am redoing the song "im so hood" by dj khaled, and I am having a really hard time getting the sound right on the "im so hood" part of the chorus. It is sung by Dj khaled himself, and I cant figure out what effects he used on it. Any suggestions? thanks for your time!

    here is a link to the youtube of the song
  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Distinguished Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    It's called AutoTune.
  3. ahavill

    ahavill Guest


    This effect is used in a lot of songs these days, if you are producing hip-hop you'd better get it asap. I always refer to it as "the T-Pain effect" since that guy has pretty much used it to death. I think you can still get it for free (as a demo) from the Antares website.
    The effect was designed to subtly correct a singers pitch, but somewhere along the line people started using it at extreme settings to create the vocoder sound you are looking for (the first time I heard it was the Cher song "If You Believe in Life after Love.")
    You'll probably need to tell Autotune what notes you want it to "fix" the notes to, in a key that works for the rest of the song. If that makes you say, "Huh?" then just experiment until it sounds good.
    This link should get you started:
  4. ahavill

    ahavill Guest

    FYI I was just looking at http://www.antarestech.com, & they still have the free demo version. The deal is, the plug-in stops working after 10 days, so you could probably do your project with it for free.
    Also, they have a new version called AutoTune EFX. It looks like its a more simplified version, that helps you get that "T-Pain effect" without having to do as much programming.
  5. dwalker2020

    dwalker2020 Guest

    Thanks for the help guys!
    Song is sounding good :)
    This has helped alot

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