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Tame Impala/Kevin Parker Vocal recording

I really like the vocal recording on Tame Impala's debut album Innerspeaker I'm trying to achieve a similar result. I know that it involves double tracking, delays ...
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Live Sound - Male Vocals

How do I get the most out of male vocals in a live setting? Basic board with highs, mids, lows. Also have reverb and compression on board. Male range is mid range. Baritone with Tenor tendencies if ...
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How to manage multiple singers on a live show when they are exchanging roles of lead vocal and background vocals?

I am regularly mixing live shows for a band having at least 4 vocals. How should I manage the situation that they exchange role of lead vocal after almost every song and others are doing BGVs? Is ...
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Use Adobe Audition to Remove Vocals

I am entirely new to audio editing, and one of the things I am trying to do is remove vocals from a song. I have tried using the center channel extractor to do this, but it has not worked properly. ...
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Does anybody know this voice effect?

Does anybody know the voice effect used in this video. Please I've been searching for over a year. I love this effect but I can't get an answer to as what it's called. Here is the link: http://...
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How to make back vocals sound more powerful and deep?

Link to an mp3 with an audio material I'm interested in part that started from 03m:05s. Ideas that I have: Overlaying same recorded back vocal over each other multiple times. Overlaying different ...
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Acapella for a remix - Warp or chop?

I'm trying to warp an acapella that I want to use for a remix in Ableton but I can't figure out how to do it properly. I followed many tutorials but it doesn't seem to get right. I've got some ...
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Removing Vocals: Logic Pro X

I am trying to remove vocals from some songs in Logic Pro X. However I have not yet been very successful. If someone could help me it would be fantastic. If you cannot remove vocals using Logic Pro ...
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Removing pop sounds and heavy breathing from male voice

We have a male actor who tends to breathe heavily and enunciates his p's quite distinctively. What could we do to reduce or completely remove the pop-like sounds during a live performance? Any eq ...
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how do I make my voice higher without becoming a chipmunk?

So I'm working on making power metal. My voice is relatively deeper than i'd like. Using the basic tools in Audacity tends to make my voice not even squeaky, but more like a chipmunk. I need to ...
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Singer having issues with too much feedback and or being not heard well over very loud band in small rehearsal spaces

I am a female Hard Bluesy Rock singer covering everything Led Zeppelin to Alice In Chains, Godsmack and then softer rock such as Fleetwood Mac and Journey, have always been told I have a lot of power ...
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Live vocal effect, dynamic dependant. delay & reverb

I was on live show yesterday, hear this what i will try to explain. When singer talks to crowd or just sing quiet her voice, effect can be just barely heard. But when she raise voice volume effect ...
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Is it better to record a vocal as close to raw as possible, or to compress, eq etc along the way into Pro Tools?

I've been playing around with running vocals from our 1073 pre-amp into an Avalon compressor and EQ before hitting our Pro Tools rig. I'm loving the sound I'm getting, but am not sure if this is ...
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Detect which digital audio files have vocals

I have a large number of audio files and I'd like to make lists of which do and don't have vocals. There is lots of information online on how to remove vocals, but I haven't been able to find anything ...
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How to check how matched my singing is to other's in Audacity?

In Audacity, is it possible to check how matched my singing is to other's or just melody, such as out of tune, out of rhythm? The other's singing or melody can be a video on youtube. Thanks!
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Splicing voice: How do I blend words at a splice so they don't pop?

I'm a new podcaster with no vocal editing experience. I edit every episode to remove breaths, "uuuhhh"s, repeated words, stutters, etc. (Using select-and-cut on the waveform.) This often leads to a ...
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What are techniques to remove non-voice sounds (not “noise”) from vocals

I'm a new podcaster, and a first time audio editor - for 5 episodes I've been cutting and pasting using GoldWave and Audacity (to remove "noise.") A recent recording session contains a lot of non-...
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Techniques for vocal to sound like tannoy announcement?

As the title says. I've got some cleanly recorded vocals and I'd like to get them to sound like a tannoy announcement. Anyone got some techniques to recommend for this? Best, Nicol
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Acapella (vocals) samples

There is a lot of track remixes online. Most of producers use separated vocals from songs. It is almost impossible that they could cut only vocal out of total track in such good quality. What is more, ...
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Removing Pernickety 'P's from vocals

I've got a very large amount of vocal audiobook material to edit so I was wondering if anyone knew of any plugins that help with 'P's and 'B's that have hit the mic just a little too hard. I've been ...
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How to get vocals like that? [chopped/pitched/reverb]

https://soundcloud.com/orlogin/dead-sea In 0:37 - u can hear vocals. How they were edited so that they sound so deep and excellent? They are chopped into melody, dipped in reverb effect, fades added,...
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How to design vocals like that? [chopped/pitched/reverb]

https://soundcloud.com/orlogin/dead-sea In 0:37 - u can hear vocals. How they were edited so that they sound so deep and excellent? They are chopped into melody, dipped in reverb effect, fades added,...
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Looking for a compact portable active powered speaker, such as a Behringer 205D, for small live gigs. How can I improve sound quality?

After the discussion on my previous question, "If I want to use a microphone with a portable mini amp, will a preamp/mixer significantly improve the sound quality? This is for small live gigs", I'm ...
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Clean up Lecture recordings

I recorded some lectures with my smartphone mic and I was wondering is someone knows a good guide or has tips for cleaning up speech (not vocals in a song) with audacity. The lecture is recorded via ...
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Vocal Disguise Effect

Any suggestions on how to achieve an "Anonymous Vocal Disguise" Effect? Along the lines of: "Ransom Phone Calls" or "Anonymous TV Interviewee". I haven't started to experiment yet, seems to be a bit ...
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Is there a standard way to prepare lyrics for a singer?

I'm making some electronic music, and would like to prepare it for vocals. I know what the vocals are and where they should go, but would like to know if there is a standard way to prepare it for a ...
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How To Remove the Vocals from a Song? Basic methods won't work

I have an old song. I need to remove the vocals and get only the music from it. I used Audacity (Effects > Vocal Remover). After applying, there's no sound! I used Audition (the Center Channel ...
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What's the vocal effect for the Vogons in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series?

What's the vocal effect for the Vogons in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy radio series?
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How to get vocals from song using original song and remix using official vocals

There are some songs that have been remixed by the author, so you can assume that at least some parts of the vocals in both songs are the same. What is the order of operations using a program like ...
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TV Vocal Reverb Reduction

Live broadcast show the scenario, 3 presenters, all lapel mic'd up. The studio itself isnt the best and dryest room to begin with. There appears to be a bit of an echo issue with one of the presenters'...
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What's that vocal effect? Or is it natural?

I'm an AVP n00b, so bare with me. I've been wondering about a vocal sound that I'm very fond of. Some vocalists over the years have been using it, but it's not really that common. The sound is very ...
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“Ghostly” effect for vocals in a remix

I'm making a remix of a popular song. The effect I'm going for on the vox is kinda ghostly, almost as if it's not quite there. I'm using Reaper and so far I've seriously cut back a lot of the ...
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Rises for Trailers

Hi all, I have been creating vocal sound design for sound designers and composers and would greatly appreciate some input, a how to. I'd like to know how to create a :15 "rise" out of my vocals and ...
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Screaming small, medium and large crowds.

Does anyone know where to get or order libraries with small, medium and large crowds screaming in different believable variations? scared, ambient, anxoius, etc. The recordings must be recorded in a ...
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Can't hear my vocals

I unplugged my mic from the Mbox 2 temporarily and when I plugged it back in I was unable to hear my vocals. I know they are recording because I can see the track but it is silent when i play it back....
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Best way to mic up a group discussion

I'd like to record some round-table type discussions for a podcasting project I have in mind, but although I've done some recording of music I don't really know how to start with this. Should I be ...
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Melodyne nightmare

Does anyone else started noticing weird "sampling" noises on Melodyne over last updates of RTAS version (running old - aka before DNA Melodyne - last updated and Protools 8 or 9). Problem is on both ...
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Vocal Microphone upto 1800 dollars!

I'm currently looking for a great voice over microphone, I have around 1500 - 1800 dollars to spend? Suggestions? It's for a job but I need to now record them on my own now I'm moving away from the ...
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How to recognize if Auto-Tune has been used in a recording? Is it needed?

Auto-Tune is getting way too popular nowadays, as can be read in this part of Wikipedia: In 2009, Time magazine quoted an unnamed Grammy-winning recording engineer as saying, "Let's just say I'...
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What is compression and why is it used?

Related to vocal recording, I see some answers that talk about compression. What exactly does compression do, and why and how is it used?
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Voice - how do you go about making it nice?

I'm certainly talking in terms of EQ. Also, I find it important to specify that embellishing voice (dialogue, VO, whichever) is a premixing duty. I usually stick with Pro Tools' RTAS EQ3 7-band EQ ...
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Can instrument effects pedals be used for (live) vocals? Either at mic level or line level?

I just saw Rosetta last night, and noticed that the vocalist uses some kind of all-in-one effects pedal. I don't know whether or not it was specifically made for vocals though. I would like to have ...
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Mics for metal (screaming vocals)

I was just wondering, if you record a metal band with a vocalist who screams, which microphones do you find to be the cleanest and most applicable?

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