thread: Double tracking
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Old 22nd February 2007
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Originally Posted by Kevin Killen View Post

To my ear, there is nothing quite like a real double tracked vocal. I have heard some excellent approximations using plug-ins and they are very believable. I guess it will come down to the artists ability to execute a double, time, budget etc etc. When done well, its a great effect.

i feel the same way. Are there any situations, other than the ones you mentioned above (time, skill, budget) where double tracking just isn't appropriate? I guess what i mean is, in your opinion, is it song dependant, or more dependant on the artist/&team's ability to do perform/pay for it.

I think its totally driver by the emotion of the lyric. For certain pop tunes its a great tool, but say for Peter Gabriel's "Don't Give Up" it would just dilute the message.