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32 Innovations for Mediocre Singers

Auto-Tune and Karaoke Finds for Everyone

— January 29, 2010 — Pop Culture
Auto-tune and karaoke give crappy singers an outlet to express themselves without being ridiculed. Everyone sounds good in auto-tune. As for karaoke, well, let’s just say if you boo someone who is doing karaoke, you just don’t have a soul.

So from the ‘I am T-Pain’ iPhone App to PowerPoint Karaoke, check out all the innovations for the mediocre singer.

Implications - In today's fame-obsessed society, god-given talents are a topic of fascination and often a fixation. Inventions such as these help enhance what talent a consumer does (or does not) have, creating the illusion that they are closer to fame. Companies can create pieces, whether for fun or for serious use, that enhance musical talent to serve a demographic of fame-starved consumers.
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Celebrity Sing-Alongs
Celebrity Sing-Alongs
Dennis Haskins, AKA Mr. Belding, Releases a Karaoke CD/DVD
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Sound-Less Microphones
Sound-Less Microphones
The Karaoke Mute Mic Lets You Sing to Yourself All Night Long
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Screamtastic Music Hybrids
Screamtastic Music Hybrids
Scrunk Music Blends Crunk, Screamo and Auto-Tune
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Auto-Tuned Science Songs
Auto-Tuned Science Songs
Carl Sagan and Bill Nye Get Lyrical in 'The Symphony of Science'
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Auto-Tune Parodying
Auto-Tune Parodying
Check out the Epic Jimmy Fallon 2009 Emmys Fall
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Crystalized Mics
Crystalized Mics
The Xbox 360 Lip Microphone is Studded With Swarovski Glamour
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The Gregory Brothers, Creators of 'Auto-Tune the News' (INTERVIEW)
The Gregory Brothers, Creators of 'Auto-Tune the News' (INTERVIEW)
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iPod Integrated Karaoke
iPod Integrated Karaoke
The Memorex SingStand
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Real-Life Karaoke Screens
Real-Life Karaoke Screens
Metronomy's Music Video for "A Thing for Me" is Falsetto Fabulous
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Hip Hop Karaoke
Hip Hop Karaoke
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Portable Karaoke Systems
Portable Karaoke Systems
The Tiny Hi-Kara
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Karaoke Taxis
Karaoke Taxis
Cab Rides for Crooners
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Portable Ipod Karaoke
Portable Ipod Karaoke
And You Thought Ringtones were Annoying
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Tone Deaf Cures
Tone Deaf Cures
The Lucky Voice Karaoke Box Helps Even the Terrible Sound Good
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Karaoke Dudevertising
Karaoke Dudevertising
"My Friend the Computer Geek" for Norte Beer
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Karaoke Flash Mobs
Karaoke Flash Mobs
T-Mobile Gathers 13,000 to Sing in London
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Beer Biking
Beer Biking
Ale & Karaoke Rides in Amsterdam (Where Else?)
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Online Karaoke Contest
Online Karaoke Contest
TalentRun
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Japan's Wacky Gadgets
Japan's Wacky Gadgets
The Mosaic Show Voice Changing Microphone
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Airport Karaoke
Airport Karaoke
Sing Away Your Travel Stress
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On-the-Go Auto-Tune
On-the-Go Auto-Tune
'I am T-Pain' iPhone App Lets Everyone Achieve Star Status
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Cycle Karaoke
Cycle Karaoke
Finally, Exercise Gets Embarrassing
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Powerpoint Karaoke
Powerpoint Karaoke
The Newest Form of Corporate Embarrassment
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Karaoke Phone
Karaoke Phone
The Asus Z801
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Auto-Tune Parody Songs
Auto-Tune Parody Songs
Animated Akon Calls T-Pain to Go for Sushi at the Mall
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Themed Karaoke Rooms
Themed Karaoke Rooms
Aria Blu
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Supermodel Karaoke
Supermodel Karaoke
Kate Moss' Unexpected Performance with Song at Charity Benefit
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Karaoke in Theaters
Karaoke in Theaters
Mamma Mia Releases Sing Along Version
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iPod Microphone
iPod Microphone
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Karaoke Cards
Karaoke Cards
Pop Art Music Placards Help You Sing Along
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Hip-Hop News Parodies
Hip-Hop News Parodies
‘Auto-Tune the News' Lampoons Carrie Prejean & Other Headlines
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Voice Synthesizer Overload
Voice Synthesizer Overload
10 Auto-Tune Abusers
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