Recording Vocals

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Member Since: Sep 11, 2004


I've been toying with a pedal i bought a few months ago, trying to get a good sound with it.

It's got a lot of features, and as I started recording i ran into a problem. Recording verses is easier because i usually space out the vox with delay and such, but in the chorus i really want a "presence". Its hard to get the vocals to really sit well with the music. Do you guys have any tips for recording lead vocals?

Thanks in advance

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Chief Cook and Bottle Washer
Since: May 10, 2002

Oct 13, 2004 07:48 pm

Wow! Every day more and new gear! Never saw that one. Are you using it as a recording workstation?; or a vocal effects processor in the chain to a DAW, etc.? There are numerous aspects to good vocal recordings. These aspects can include: Room ambiance, microphone, spit/sylibance gard, pre-amp, compression, FX processor, modeling, duct tape for bad singers, sewing needles for weak singers, electro-shock theropy for psycho singers, electro-cardio-shock for dead singers.

Since: Jan 18, 2003

Oct 13, 2004 08:15 pm

a singer we auditioned once (and came close to going with, for his spirit and lyrical creativity and the fact that he had a dedicated vocal PA on tripods) used this very pedal. problem was, he went WAY overboard with it. i never got to hear what it could properly do, as every one of his vocal patches was maxed out with choruses and flangers and vocoderlike stuff. he sounded like a mad robot in a decompression chamber all the time. i'd love to play with this thing, though.

Since: Sep 11, 2004

Oct 13, 2004 08:25 pm

i use it as a vocal effects processor in the chain to a DAW (my computer).

As for fortymile's post, HA! that's funny. some people dont know that a little goes a long way.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Oct 13, 2004 11:11 pm

I'll stick with my Vocoder and a littel reverb or chorus.

Walt, them toys been around awhile in a few differant formats. Most smaller then that monster, everything but the kitchen sink. Most guys with those things do tend to ever use them.

kamikaze, You would probly be best served trying to get the vocals to sit in the mix after you get them to a track. I am not sure that unit is going to give them much more punch then its compressor can give. I would try a few effect on the PC and then see how that goes.

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