Yep...you shouldn't be using technical terms that you don't fully understand to describe a personal taste which is totally irrelevant to this particular recording situation. People will read the posts and may think someone actually used some kind of hardware/software to correct/tweak or even generate vocal stems. That's what "Auto-Tuned" vocals mean! You still have my open invitation to post your choir recordings...I'll be more than happy to discuss technical things with you but please do NOT hijack this thread and make this about you learning basic audio terms.
Anyways just to clear up confusion about the nature of these recordings here's a NOT so detailed backstory:
1) Recording a LIVE performance is hardly an option at this particular church because it's just too noisy...way too noisy!
2) It's almost impossible to get everybody together at a certain time in Los Angeles especially if they happen to be Assyrian volunteers if you know what I mean!
3) So you'll end up recording sectionals at one of the empty rooms that could possibly be available...but you don't get the same room every time and each room has a different acoustic with its own sonic problems. You never know which room is available for the next recording session either...There's more speed bumps but I'll stop here I think! In any case, when you combine all those tracks, some artifacts are introduced. Some CAN be corrected, but some can't. It's just the way acoustics and psychoacoustics work.
So yeah...the end results are not that bad considering the limitations. If anything, there's something to listen to in our own language. I get a lot of messages on Facebook from all over the world ....from moms trying to get their kids to sing in this language to non-assyrians and anything in between. In fact there's two professional Canadian and German choir who want to perform this exact arrangement of Coventry Carol song in Assyrian for their next Christmas concert.
I'm pretty happy about that and will continue arranging and recording songs for our community. I try not to pay too much attention to what I don't have and stuff. As long as it works...that's good enough for me.