Vocal sound

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Member Since: Aug 19, 2012

Thanks for all your help so far.

I'm getting a good clean signal from my vocal booth, solid and no strange tone peaks.

Any tips on what type of effects and to use on 'em? I don't know what type of delay and reverb to use mostly... when I put em on it sounds a bit brittle to me.


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MASSIVE Mastering, LLC
Since: Aug 05, 2008

Oct 11, 2012 08:34 pm

Unanswerable. You use the effects you need/want in the way that best serves the mix as a whole -- to your version of what best serves the mix.

Since: Jan 30, 2011

Oct 11, 2012 08:44 pm

Ya, I agree. In the context of a mix, we might be able to be a little more helpful. But the answer could be anywhere from 10 plugins to zero depending on the needs of the song/style.

But ill tell you one thing, having a good clean vocal track is a heck of a start. I rarely have that luxury (rock band usb mic lol) so I usually go a bit heavier on the effects to get them to sit good in the mix.

But ya, post a clip. We're a pretty knowlegeable bunch of dudes.

Since: Nov 27, 2007

Oct 11, 2012 11:07 pm

they kinda always sound brittle like that i reckon till ya mix em in a bit, but i like a thin or vintage plate with a decent reverb time and a modest send level for starters.

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Oct 12, 2012 07:05 am

I little rule of thumb to start with I find is being a simple one...whatever effect you decide to use (let's use reverb), turn it up until you easily hear the reverb, then roll it back a notch...obviously that is hitting it with a simple stick, but it's a decent starting point.

Since: Aug 19, 2012

Oct 20, 2012 10:15 pm

Hey, not ignoring this... I will post a clip. Just got swamped with other stuff. Traveling to Detroit tomorrow for a family crisis... but when I get back I'm load an mp3... any where in particular you folks like 'em loaded? I usually use box.net.

bace135 in the house tonight!
Since: Jan 28, 2003

Oct 21, 2012 02:25 am

You can always upload them here, on this site.

Since: Jan 30, 2011

Oct 21, 2012 08:05 pm

Or embed a soundcloud. That's the usual 2.

Hobbyist musician,pro recorder
Since: May 15, 2007

Dec 30, 2012 12:25 pm

Vocals generally will be fine with a large room type reverb judiciously added.

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

Sep 07, 2014 05:01 pm

I hear the word brittle and I think tube warmer. There are some decent plugs that will do this. Distortion in a sense. What a tube does when it gets saturated with signal. Takes the edges off.

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