Talking about dangdut, I really want to dig deeper into the genre (living in a neighborhood where people can sing the genre so well should also help) so I can apply it to my voicesynth covers in the future? Let's just see.
Being obsessed with Desmond Dennis and his autotune skits, and I immediately remembered some very interesting thing about autotune.
When I noticed that Western live shows are actually using autotune I was like "they're doing what?" because I actually can tell the weird "autotune sounds" in the vocals. I knew that pitch corrections in general is like the standard of the music industry, but using it live, man, it was unthinkable.
I'm giving you context of it why it was unthinkable. Music industry in my country is no exception of pitch correction usages, but it's not the norm to using it live, or at least what I've observed. I don't know exactly why they're not using it, but I hypothesized that: they're not aware; they don't know how to use it; the plugin is costy (but it's unlikely because it's just hundreds of bucks, there's a much cheaper subscription plans, and there are also many freeware plugins with the same function); or people also can tell if things are autotuned.
Oh, also not to mention that there's a popular genre here called "dangdut" which is (and should be) rely on the extreme pitchbendings in the vocals, and it essentially would fuck up any automatic pitch correction plugins.
Sorry to doublepost, but just because certain people are "the biggest consumer share" in certain products/services—whether or not they're being aimed at since the day one—doesn't mean they can control everything smh
SynthV's take on AI singing synthesis is still the best imo. It treats the timbre model and the automatic pitch model as separate entities and makes the automatic pitch as "just" additional feature, unlike any other similar softwares that treats them as a one single entity. Though SynthV AI's timbre model is still related to the pitch model by the means of even the slightest pitch deviations did impact the timbre.