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60's female vocal sound Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 23rd February 2007
Gear Nut

60's female vocal sound


maybe a stupid Q but here it goes.

I'we been wondering how recordings like - shirley bassey - nancy sinatra and lateley Amy Winehouse etc. came to life .they all have some kind of simmular stroke to them (if you know what i mean)

what makes the sound of this ? spring reverb? tape saturation?tube pre's?

i would relley like to be able to obtain some of this vibe for my own bands singer!
so if any on has an idea i would be very happy!!

I'm recording/mixing ITB Macbook-Fireface 800-rnc-space echo-elberg-me-1nv-audio tecnica-senn 441/421- urs plugs-waves ssl-vintage warmer etc

thank you
Old 30th March 2007
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Im producing a female artist who has been asking me to reference AMY WINEHOUSE and ive been trying to get that sound too.
Ive been multing the vocal and putting a guitar amp plugin on the mult and blending it in with the clean/crisp lead vox. I think this works nice, I rolled off the highs on the amp sim track and when the blend is right it adds a nice retro vibe.......
But, im sure to get the real deal youll need
U47-valve pre-valve com-valve EQ-tape......

Just a guess.
Im also getting good results driving PSP VINTAGE WARMER hard and blending the mix really low.
Im also gonna run her vox out to a speaker in the bathroom and mic it up and use it as an echo chamber.
Some more ideas would be nice.
Old 30th March 2007
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Tube compressors, plate reverbs.
Old 2nd April 2007
Gear Maniac

not belting but singing to the song....

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