Although Michael Jackson's posthumous album will be released in a matter of days, producer Teddy Riley claims that the vocals on Michael were far from finished.
"I had to do more processing to the voice, which is why people were asking about the authenticity. We had to do what we had to do to make … his voice work with the actual music."
Michael would "never consider it being a final vocal.
But because he's not with us he cannot give us new vocals. What we did was utilize the Melodyne (technology) to get him in key. With the Melodyne we actually move the stuff up, which is the reason why some of the vibrato sounds a little off or processed, over-processed. We truly apologize for that happening, but you are still hearing the true Michael Jackson.
Some family members … didn't totally get the last say so they kind of hate the project. So there you have it, a chain reaction, a domino effect that makes the credibility of 'Michael' go down."
I am here to protect that [authenticity], because I know it's him, I know it's great material, I know that it needs to be out. I know that the legacy needs to continue because he's such a great person, and there's more to come."
Wowsa! Can't wait to judge for ourselves.
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