Plenty of wonderful technologies that we now take for granted were at one point out of reach for the common man, e.g., automobiles were once strictly for the super-rich, and lambskin condoms were once strictly for super-careless lambs. No longer strictly for T-Pain, auto-tune, with I Am T-Pain.
From the South Bay-based mobile app maker Smule and officially licensed by the inventors of auto-tune, IATP gives anyone with an iPhone and three bucks the chance to sound as awesomely annoying as T-Pain himself, without having to be in a studio, or on every Top 40 radio station ever. How it works: select a major or minor scale (in any key), sing into your iPhone, and IATP instantaneously spits back your robotic-sounding, pitch-corrected voice through the phone's earpiece, external speakers or headphones, which should be kept at a reasonable volume to keep yourself out of jail. While "Freestyle" mode lets you record your voice on its own (or singing along to your stereo), your cellie'll also simultaneously playback the instrumental versions of several T-Pain hits, including "Bartender" and "I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper)" -- something that would never happen to you, now that Desyre's living with you, and taking classes at The Learning Annex.
Additional tracks're available for cheap download, and you can record all the audio you produce with IATP, then email/Facebook upload it with the flick of a finger -- convenience that's still out of reach for the common lamb.