In the following song, it seems like the lead instrument is some sort of vocal or something. What would be a good way of replicating that sort of song using a synth or sampler etc? The lead enters at around 0:24.


  • Did you perhaps mean to post a different clip? I don't hear a lead entering at approximately 0:24. – aparente001 Apr 13 '17 at 3:36
  • It's actually at 0:26...it's basically the part that sounds like someone is soloing. You're hearing the "Kermode & Sam Winter" track right? You can hear the "lead" part isolated at 0:31-0:32. – 02fentym Apr 13 '17 at 3:51
  • I just don't hear what you're describing. Nothing remotely like a vocal, and I don't hear a new instrument coming in at 0:26. I do hear a new line coming in at 0:12, and at the beginning it sounds a bit like a cartoon voice, but then it sounds more instrumental. – aparente001 Apr 13 '17 at 3:54
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    So, can you record a voice and then try to chipmunk-ize it? (No, I don't care for it, but that doesn't matter.) // Whew, glad to hear I was listening to the same thing you were. – aparente001 Apr 13 '17 at 4:02
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    I'm not the right person to answer that, but I think if you narrow down the time segment a whole lot more, you'll get a more useful answer. I hear several different effects in this track, at different points. – aparente001 Apr 13 '17 at 4:06

I think it's a granular synth/sampler on the chipmunked voice. Watch this and you'll kinda get an idea of what they can do to vocals.


This sounds like a vocoder, maybe a vocoder with a sidechain (I'm talking as a happy user of Logic X, so I don't know what is possible in other software).

I just did this with a "singing" version of your first sentence:


See a really good howto here:

  • Hi Hans, thanks for the answer. I'm an avid user of Logic Pro X as well. Unfortunately, this sounds nothing like a vocoder in my opinion. I've used the EVOC20 many times. It seems like some other sort of processing is performed on the vocals. Thanks for the attempt. – 02fentym Apr 21 '17 at 22:22

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