Best Hip Hop Vocal Presets in Logic
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3rd August 2011
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Best Hip Hop Vocal Presets in Logic

Does anyone have experience recording hip hop vocals via Logic? What audio units, settings, etc. have you found to be best in replicating a rap track that sits well in a mix?
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3rd August 2011
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What are u trying to replicate ?

50 cent´s sound , Jay Z´s sound , Drake´s sound ?
It´s hard to replicate a sound if you don´t have that artist in front of you.

And settings vary from artist to artist , session to session, depending on the track , mood , adlibs , doubles etc.
So if you just learn about basic EQ ing and compression you can make those decisions by yourself.
But the Logic Compressor and EQ goes a long way and have been used in numerous professional productions.
Half the sound when recording vocals comes from the chain that´s used to record with i.e. a good preamp , a good mic , a good AD/DA.
With a good signal chain going in to Logic you really don´t need to do that much in logic after the recording is done.
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Does anyone have experience recording hip hop vocals via Logic? What audio units, settings, etc. have you found to be best in replicating a rap track that sits well in a mix?
everyones vocal pocket is different.....

a good recording setup with some decent mixing skills should yield you some nice vocals in a mix ... if u cant mix .. learn..or pay someone

words of advice: presets will hold you back from sounding your best.
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You left out outboard compressor and eq. ;D

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What are u trying to replicate ?

50 cent´s sound , Jay Z´s sound , Drake´s sound ?
It´s hard to replicate a sound if you don´t have that artist in front of you.

And settings vary from artist to artist , session to session, depending on the track , mood , adlibs , doubles etc.
So if you just learn about basic EQ ing and compression you can make those decisions by yourself.
But the Logic Compressor and EQ goes a long way and have been used in numerous professional productions.
Half the sound when recording vocals comes from the chain that´s used to record with i.e. a good preamp , a good mic , a good AD/DA.
With a good signal chain going in to Logic you really don´t need to do that much in logic after the recording is done.


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What are u trying to replicate ?

50 cent´s sound , Jay Z´s sound , Drake´s sound ?
It´s hard to replicate a sound if you don´t have that artist in front of you.

And settings vary from artist to artist , session to session, depending on the track , mood , adlibs , doubles etc.
So if you just learn about basic EQ ing and compression you can make those decisions by yourself.
But the Logic Compressor and EQ goes a long way and have been used in numerous professional productions.
Half the sound when recording vocals comes from the chain that´s used to record with i.e. a good preamp , a good mic , a good AD/DA.
With a good signal chain going in to Logic you really don´t need to do that much in logic after the recording is done.
Sorry about that. I'm using an Apogee Duet 2 and SM7B. I'm trying to replicate a cross between Kid Cudi and Drake's vocal sound. I usually record with a friend who uses a PC and Nuendo so it's difficult for him to give me advice on how to do it well with the Duet and Logic. I was simply curious if there is a good starting point I can go from and then fine tune the settings to match my vocal intonation.

Any advice with those specifications would be of great help!
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No one knows what your voice sounds like and what the music sounds like also.
So how could anyone suggest what to do?

I would say to learn your tools and then use your ears to get to where you want to be. Its what i do and its very easy, if you learn the tools you have
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I understand that no one knows what my voice sounds like; that seems relatively obvious. I'm all asking for here is a starting point. Perhaps some settings that anyone finds helpful or has found helpful as a starting point and then I would tweak them to fit mine. I'm just trying to figure out how I can help the vocals assimilate into the track instead of the vocals and the track sounding disharmonious, if that makes any sort of sense.
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