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A PERFECT CIRCLES VOCALS

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by ALAMASARESTONEHAND@YAHOO., Jul 15, 2004.

  1. On the last APC album does nayone know what the vocal chain looked like? The reason I ask I have a band coming in in two weeks that is very influenced by Tool and APC they asked me to get the vocal sound Maynard had on Nurse for one of their songs.
    I could use a hand here guys. 8)
     
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    by Guest

    Here's an interesting one I just found...

    http://toolshed.down.net/articles/index.php?action=view-article&id=March_2002--Mix_Magazine.html

    You should note that they most likely use different mics and such for their recordings.

    You can find some others on that site (toolshed.don.net). I know that for the latest Tool CD they supposadly recorded the vocals using protools, and that the first APC was also protools - not that that really says much though. Good luck.
     
  3. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    It's all in his voice. It's not the mic or the gear...it don't matter what you track Maynard with, his voice is unmistakable.

    Tell the guy to sing like him. Then just use the best mic you have and run it through a neve pre or something of that sort.
     
  4. Manfriday

    Manfriday Guest

    Nahhhh..
    Tell the guy to sing like Eddie Vedder! The world does'nt have enough people that sing like Eddie Vedder!
     
  5. NolanVenhola

    NolanVenhola Guest

    Maynard has very distinct vocal characteristics. He changes his timbre a lot between songs, distinctly heared on any Tool album.

    A good clean mic with a clean mic pre should work. But you might want to experiment with a few colored pres.

    Do remember, during the Opiate and Undertow days the vocals were recorded fairly clean with compression, slight reverb, and some eq. Delay effects used occasionally for effect.

    Aenima and Lateralus had heavy use of effects. Quite often killer eq to just leave the mid range, or tube distortion for that low fi effect. Chorus, Reverb, Delay all used a fair bit. Some reverse delay on Reflection. Used that megophone as well for Eulogy.

    Good Luck. David Bottril is an exception producer, hard to compete with.
     
  6. Ellegaard

    Ellegaard Active Member

    What's the name of this female producer on Undertow? I read an article in EQ Magazine, and as I remember, she often used an SM58. That, apparently, was her favorite mic. I suppose they used some pretty fancy preamps as well - but still, pretty simple.
     
  7. boheme6

    boheme6 Guest

    Sylvia Massy

    She pretty much rocks - has done a lot of great sounding stuff.
    "-)
     

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