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Vocal Effects

I thought a BIG list of interesting vocal effects could be helpful here...
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I thought a BIG list of interesting vocal effects could be helpful here...

Hey Brian.



Do you mean effect boxes or the actual effect?
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For a fat, rich sound without pichshifting

When tracking split the signal after the mic to different pres.
When tracking to tape use 2 or 3 tracks with different saturations distorsions, then mix to mono to taste.
On mixdown split the the vocal in two channels and compress with different comps and settings, say 1176 and a la2a, mix to taste.

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Do you mean effect boxes or the actual effect?
I'm hoping to see a long list of actual effects folks have used on vocals ... that would serve as a place to visit if you're stuck.

*slap L/R detune L pitch and delay shorter time

*short plate with damped highs (actual plate) plus tape slap, etc.


I thought of you right away, in that people with great experience in Effectland may feel this is giving away secrets, but I hope you'll all chime in anyway as it's about the subtlety and timing, not the concept. thumbsup
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Did this for a vocal intro once..
Blasted a solo vocal through a mono pa speaker on a second floor building across a bustling street..downtown LA..
2 mikes street[across] level recorded to stereo 30 feet apart .
Way cool..didn't make the mix.. the label didn't like it[bunch of Pussies!!]
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Split the vocal, reamp through a low wattage guitar combo amp (with a small speaker(s), Distort the the amp, mic it, bring it up on another track. Then adjust to the EQ of the amp'd vocal to compliment the "clean" vocal.
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Do you mean effect boxes
On second thought, if you want to say what effects box you use for a specific effect, go for it. I'll shut up now and let 'er roll
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stick a speaker in a bass drum, tape a lavalier to the front head. crank the speaker until you get the blend of it and resonating drum head that appeals to you. record.

on *me kitten, rem recorded 16 tracks of oohs, aahs, and mmmms, and made them the song's pad by playing the faders in realtime like an instrument.


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run it through (and mic) a Leslie. ala John Lennon
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