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Alison Mosshart Vocal Chain
Old 15th November 2017
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Alison Mosshart Vocal Chain

Hi Vance an thank you for doing that Q&A,

i really love the tone of Alison Mosshart's vocals on the Dead Weather records, load of character, sultry and raw.
I was wondering if you remember the chains and techniques used on her vocals during the recording and mixing phases ?

(and what about those crazy harmonizer vocals on Blue Blood Blues ?)


Old 16th November 2017
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Alison is by far one of my favorites.. the "dead weather" vocal sound came about because I brought my Ampex H-1390 (as a "scratch vocal sound.. ha!)and pluged it into Jack's Deluxe Reverb mic'ed with a 57, into a 1073, add liberal amounts of 1176 and record.. She is in the room with the band so all that bleed is part of her sound..

Blue Blood Blues is about 12 vocal takes track bounced back and forth between tracks 1 and 8 on Jacks 8 track.. no harmonizer, but possibly a bit of varispeed.. it's a little foggy now..
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