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Old 3rd September 2007
  #1
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Rufus Wainwright's "hallelujah" vocal chain

Hi,

who has any information
regarding the vocal chain used in the recording
(and info on the processing too )
of this song included in the Shrek's soundtrack
performed by Rufus Wainwright ?

Thank you.

Regards.
Old 3rd September 2007
  #2
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Heres some info on the Want Two record, Hallelujah was on it although it was live DVD part,
so i'm unsure of what was used, by this may interest you...or not

P.S The version on the Shrek soundtrack is actually different to the one in movie???

"Wainwright's vocals were recorded with a Neumann U67 through a Neve pre
into a LA-2A followed by a Distressor — both set for moderate gain reduction. "

"The majority of the recording sessions were recorded to 2-inch tape and Logic Audio Platinum
driving Pro Tools|HD. As deVries explains, the key was to have the choice. “Some things worked
much better in analog; some things didn't,” he says. While working in Pro Tools, deVries turned to plug-in
standards such as Audio Ease Altiverb, Amp Farm and Emagic's tape delay."

"Mixing engineer was Andy Bradford. Some of the initial tracking was done on 2-inch for the sound of it,
but for ease of editing and transportation, it all ended up in Logic. I mixed from Logic Audio Platinum running on an
Apple dual 1GHz Macintosh G4 on Digidesign HD 3 hardware. We had 64 outputs feeding the desk (SSL 4000 G+).”
Old 3rd September 2007
  #3
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Thank you very much BCains.

Those information are really interesting.

Regards
Old 3rd September 2007
  #4
Dang, that guys pitching is good isn't it? A rare talent IMHO.

sorry to go slightly off topic,

Carry on..
Old 3rd September 2007
  #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BCains View Post
Heres some info on the Want Two record, Hallelujah was on it although it was live DVD part,
so i'm unsure of what was used, by this may interest you...or not

P.S The version on the Shrek soundtrack is actually different to the one in movie???

"Wainwright's vocals were recorded with a Neumann U67 through a Neve pre
into a LA-2A followed by a Distressor — both set for moderate gain reduction. "

"The majority of the recording sessions were recorded to 2-inch tape and Logic Audio Platinum
driving Pro Tools|HD. As deVries explains, the key was to have the choice. “Some things worked
much better in analog; some things didn't,” he says. While working in Pro Tools, deVries turned to plug-in
standards such as Audio Ease Altiverb, Amp Farm and Emagic's tape delay."

"Mixing engineer was Andy Bradford. Some of the initial tracking was done on 2-inch for the sound of it,
but for ease of editing and transportation, it all ended up in Logic. I mixed from Logic Audio Platinum running on an
Apple dual 1GHz Macintosh G4 on Digidesign HD 3 hardware. We had 64 outputs feeding the desk (SSL 4000 G+).”
i recorded most of want 1 and want 2 - rufus and marius were here for 3 + months
in which time they spent ten days at bearsville recording band tracks.....

want 2 was actually the bulk of the material that we recorded early in those sessions
rufus vocals were cut with my soudelux e47 and my soudelux u95s an la2a and a distressor - i recorded
everything i could to my 2" 8 track which we had locked to logic - this made a huge
difference......most of those records hit tape before logic - they still sound pretty
shiny to me, but they are listenable - i know that the records were mixed in london through an ssl board

rufus is an amazing songwriter and singer - the only person i know who had
that much music in every pore is my dear lost friend jeff buckley....

every rufus vocal is a first or second take - he can do twenty vocal harmonies
and name each one and it is hard to get tracks open fast enough for him....

rufus is on a beautiful life path in that he grows in humility as he grows in his
art......
a great gig, without a doubt.


be well

- jack
Old 3rd September 2007
  #6
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wainwright in the studio sounds like the opposite of pretty much all the annoying modern issues with recording, artists, etc.

i have not listened to much.....but it is obvious the guy is a top level talent.

no auto tune and comping of 20 different takes.
Old 4th September 2007
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recently checked out the new leonard cohen DVD with wainright doing some cohen songs...great stuff...great performance, great voice.

great film, too.

Old 5th September 2007
  #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by themaidsroom View Post
i recorded most of want 1 and want 2 - rufus and marius were here for 3 + months
in which time they spent ten days at bearsville recording band tracks.....

want 2 was actually the bulk of the material that we recorded early in those sessions
rufus vocals were cut with my soudelux e47 and my soudelux u95s an la2a and a distressor - i recorded
everything i could to my 2" 8 track which we had locked to logic - this made a huge
difference......most of those records hit tape before logic - they still sound pretty
shiny to me, but they are listenable - i know that the records were mixed in london through an ssl board

rufus is an amazing songwriter and singer - the only person i know who had
that much music in every pore is my dear lost friend jeff buckley....

every rufus vocal is a first or second take - he can do twenty vocal harmonies
and name each one and it is hard to get tracks open fast enough for him....

rufus is on a beautiful life path in that he grows in humility as he grows in his
art......
a great gig, without a doubt.


be well

- jack
Thank you very much themaidsroom for all this.
Really interesting.

Regards
Old 5th September 2007
  #9
Quote:
Originally Posted by BCains View Post

"Mixing engineer was Andy Bradford.
BradFIELD
Old 6th September 2007
  #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by psycho_monkey View Post
BradFIELD
Arrhh haha yep thats the one. heh
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