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recording rap

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by ftmatthowe, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. ftmatthowe

    ftmatthowe Active Member

    I want to start recording rap vocals on some beats i have made, i want a professional sound, can anyone give me some tips/tricks ect, thanks heaps, (eg, reverb settings, delay, compression and how to mix it into the beats)
  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Welcome to this community.
    I moved this to the vocal forum. Hybrid forum is not the best forum for you.

    How much experience do you have? Do you have anything on example: soundcloud that we can hear?

    being said, So you need a good vocal sound that blends with your quality of beats? How much money do you have to invest? Are you aware of pre-amps, AD conversion, microphones? When you say "professional" that can mean a lot of things. Who do you want to sound like and what are you expecting?
  3. Tommy osuna

    Tommy osuna Active Member

    I agree pro can mean a lot of things

    The rme is a pretty good interface a good mic is the Mojave ma 200 ,and for the mic pre amp ,I've been loving the Pacifica by a designs

    that being said ,it would be great to know your budget so we can help fill in the blanks ,but this equipment will for sure give you a great start on that pro sound your looking for
  4. ftmatthowe

    ftmatthowe Active Member

    Well i have a condenser mic which is a SM25, and a focusrite AI i use FL studio which is a DAW, my budget is somewhat limited and here is my soundcloud, http://www.soundcloud.com/ftmatthowe
  5. ftmatthowe

    ftmatthowe Active Member

    Im going for a sound like this
    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7tpUDgudhg
    the verse starts at 2.26
  6. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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  7. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    It's nothing more than digital delay masturbation. Any delay plug will do. Go for it. Getting that sound, which is obviously so lo-fi, nasty and lacking any semblance of sonic integrity, shouldn't be at all difficult.

    Download a free DAW program, then download a "fourth party" free-ware VST digital delay plug, use a low budget, low quality mic, along with the cheapest, worst sounding preamp you can buy, and you'll do fine.

    God only knows why you would want to emulate it, but if you are bound and determined, then follow the instructions above.
  8. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

    Pro sound starts with 60% of good performance, 5% room, 15% mic and placement, 10% preamp, 10% mixing skills.
    Or scrumble the numbers anyway you want.

    I would never suggest and EQ, Comp, Reverb, Delay settings without being in contest to a song and having acces to the recorded tracks.
    I went and listen to some of your songs and found really good works.

    You could research advance techniques like parallele compressions, reverb overlaying and others.

    Also, having a high end preamp could help greatly to achieve a bigger sound.
    Noticable affordable ones : Focusrite ISA one, Daking Mic Pre One, Grace Design m101, Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity, UA 610, Great River ME-1NV etc... Using one of those would bring new focus and character to your vocals. Also, with some of these, even a 100$ sm57 can sound good !
    Start with a rent if you want and take time to find the tools that make you shine ! ;)
  9. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    The only thing you'll actually have to learn to get that sound is how to manipulate a pitch program. Theres a LOT of it in that. As well as poor taste in subject matter. Apparently things like no longer matter. The mic used is probably a Shure SM7B.
  10. That robotic vocals sound comes from automatic pitch correctors. And you get that rather robotic sound, when you're nowhere near close to the pitch. Which a lot of folks thought sounded cool. Which made it very popular for those that have no talent. I have a nearly 20-year-old Digi-Tech Digital real-time pitch corrector that does a good job of that. It's so horrible. It's great.

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