I can't tell what kind of processing they are using on this voice live

Discussion in 'Location Recording' started by sotownsend, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. sotownsend

    sotownsend Guest

    YouTube - Seether Heart Shaped Box Cover

    Voice starts at 0:50

    Does anyone know what vocal processing they are using to get his voice to project so clearly?

    I feel like there is an exciter somewhere in the chain, however, the voice sounds like it has about a 25ms delay (probably natural) from the speakers which I know creates a phase effect resulting in extra harmonic responses, so i'm unsure.

    Listen to the line "I've been drawn into your magnet tar pit trap", theres a bass reflex response I can hear, it's not a natural response. (i.e. obviously the frequency range is not distributed naturally, theres a dip in the mid frequencies of the voice). Thats why I believe it's an exciter (BBE qualities), or a multi presser possibly? Maybe even just EQ alone with the delayed phase difference creates this?

    Thanks for any help, I'd like to have this effect in my live rig.
  2. sheet

    sheet Well-Known Member

    Heck. Even listening on studio monitors and phones I cannot tell what is going on because of the poor recording quality, the poor audio quality of YouTube, which includes loads of alliasing effects itself and the crowd singing along.

    The engineer for Seether hangs out on ProSoundWeb.coms forum. So, you should post and see what they use live there. Pro guys generally aren't using enhancers and such that you guys talk so much about here. The PAs are such that microphones and vocalists make all the difference in the world. I think Seether is using either a Digi Venue or a DigiCo, I cannot recall.
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    C'mon, Sheet. You KNOW that the secret weapon these live sound engineers is the Moonbaby 5000 Re-Mic'er with Controlled Response and
    Processing algorithm (C.R.A.P. ) courtesy of their patented Z4 Oscillator technology. It's what makes the stars shine. Screw the mics, talent, and
    high quality PA. Just C.R.A.P. it and it's done!
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's an effect you're hearing. It's the audience singing along with the song.
  5. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    Oh wowwww! I knew there was a gagdet that I could buy, how much is it? Put me down for two so I can sound twice as good as them. I so want C.R.A.P. sound, I do, I do, I do.
    So if I get Dave Matthews sound system and mic I'll sound just like him won't I? Or do I have to actually get him to sing the parts?
  6. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    In the past, you WOULD have had to get ol' Dave to do the singing, but now, thanks to a new technology called "Virtual Lip Replacement", ANYONE can sing like him. A simple set of joystick controllers, plus a headset mic make this dream a reality!! Algorithms are provided to produce
    the vocal timbres of such greats as: Sting, Tina Turner, Bryan Adams, Diana Ross, and Barry Manilow. In the future, other genres will be represented, such as: The Dead Rockers (Jimi, Lennon, Janis, and Mama Cass), Classic Cadavers (Sinatra,Louie Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Billy Holiday), and the new Honky-Tonk Hillbillies ( Tennessee Ernie Ford, Merle Haggard, Lorretta Lynn, and Hank Williams). I'm sure that more will follow...
  7. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    I knew all this forensic reverse sound engineering would pay off, virtual lip replacement? I can't wait, are there Steve Tyler, Mick Jagger versions as well? Talk about LIPS!
  8. Kapt.Krunch

    Kapt.Krunch Well-Known Member

    I'm excited! Do they have one that will emulate Britney lip-syncing to autotuned tracks? Now, THAT would be useful for the next generation of pretty girls who can't sing, but look good on stage...

  9. stealthy

    stealthy Guest

    Doesnt sound like processing at all to me. Thats a hell of a cover though, sounds right on. Kurt would be proud.

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