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Old 6th July 2009
Vocal treatments

Thank you for sharing your time and thoughts here. Also, thank you for a brilliant catalog of work.

I am a big fan of wet, ethereal recordings, and you seem to be involved in many of them. Richard Ashcroft's vocal sound is particularly inspiring. What would be some of your favorite strategies for effects treatments? Do you cross-feed effects at the console, as Brian Eno would do, for instance? Could you share with us what was done on Storm In Heaven, or Urban Hymns?

Thank you,
Michael Daniel
Old 11th July 2009
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Vocal Treatments

Hi Michael
What are cross feed effects? Do you mean delays feeding into each other? Yes. do it all the time. I use selection of reverbs and delays on a voice depending on song and vibe. Usually its EMT plate if its a good one, RMX16 setting 1 turned down a bit, SPX90 1, Alesis Midiverb 2 45, Lexicon 480XL, H3000. And usually 250msec delays. Most of Verve Storm in Heaven is H3000 Canyon and probably one of best, simplest and smoothest reverbs Lexicon PCM60 (set to longest/biggest)
Beware of overdoing reverb and then compressing mix on mastering as this makes it wetter.
Cheers JL

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