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It’s hard to think of T-Pain without thinking of Auto-Tunes. And now the rapper is in the headlines as he is taking the makers of the studio sound effects to court.

According to TIME Techland:

T-Pain has filed suit against Antares Technologies, the creators of auto-tune, in order to make them stop using his name and likeness to promote the product.

The reason for this isn’t that Pain has decided to concentrate on more natural sounding vocals, however. Instead, he’s partnered with a new company called Izotope to launch a competing product called “The T-Pain Effect.”

It is unclear what the lawsuit will mean for either party, but word is T-Pain’s legal team is preparing itself for a counter suit.

In the meantime, I guess the rest of us have a T-Pain commissioned auto tunes to took forward to.

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