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Group Vocals effect

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by My_Broken_Jenna_Tuls, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. hey guys,
    Can anyone tell me how to achieve the gang vocal effect in the clip below? The sound effect I'm talking about comes in at about 10 seconds. (you'll know what I'm talking about)

    I'm familiar with normal gang vocals, but these sound a bit different.

    It sounds to me like there are multiple tracks, but i cannot tell if the tracks were all sang individually and then added together... or if there were tracks where a group of singers all sang together. also what effects would be applied?


    thanks a ton!!!!
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Sep 26, 2005
    My first guess would be, they actually recorded those vocals. My next guess would be "voc align" in ProTools. Put the two together and that's what you've got. Get it?

    I don't got it, yet.
    Ms. Remy Ann David
  3. TheBear

    TheBear Guest

    what remy said. or a mix of both single vox mixed with gang vox.with single vox more up front and gang vox put farther back in the mix with a wee bit of reverb or until desired.
  4. appreciate it guys! and gal!

    Does anyone have any other interesting vocal effects they wanna share? I'm always looking
  5. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    Cocoa, FL
    A couple guys around a mic, a bunch of takes (a 'la (where does that apostrophe go?) Bohemian Rhapsody) with some hall reverb on them...

    Not really an effect (well, ok, the verb is), just multiple takes, panned out left, center and right.
  6. Thanks Bent,
    ya i now its not really an effect, i was talking about the technique really, like mic position, singers, and such....

    i didnt know if it was any different than regular gang vocals. sounds a bit different (maybe just the mix) than the usual..
    thanks for all the help
  7. HansAm

    HansAm Active Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    I get the 1, 2, many-feeling.
    In theory. I can separate 1 and 2 voices, add one more and you can just say many. The brain is no longer able to distinguish the voices. So i bet on the "bunch of takes" theory, and suited verb.
  8. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Sep 26, 2005
    Just remember when you're doing your own backup vocals, on every separate pass, change the speed at which you are playing and/or recordings. One time a little bit up. Another time a little down. On the next pass, a different microphone or distance from it, etc.. That's the only way to become a crowd by yourself.

    I'm feeling crowded in my brassiere. I guess I'll take it off.
    Ms. Remy Ann David

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