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The "Double vocal effect".......

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by tha sun god, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. tha sun god

    tha sun god Guest

    How do i get that effect where the vocal sounds doubled on hooks of rap songs? when a voice is panned to the left as to the right and you can tell it is. I've tried panning the vocals hard left+hard right, but it just appears as a "whole" vocal. Any plugins that'll do the job? vst preferbly.
  2. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

    Dec 31, 2003
    Any delay plugin set at or below 25 milliseconds. Pan dry signal one side, delay return other side.
  3. David French

    David French Distinguished Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    If you have two different takes of the same thing panned hard left and hard right, these should definitely sound like the effect you're after. The only way it would sound like 'one sound' is if the takes were identical.
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    This is just one fo the things that I rely on one of my Eventide's for...
  5. sammyg

    sammyg Active Member

    Dec 12, 2003

    make a copy of the orignal vocal track. Pan the original hard left, and the copied track hard right. At this point it will sound still as one. Zoom in heaps so you can see both wave files, using the original as your benchmark move the wave on the copied track over a little, experiment with different distances, may achieve the effect you want. Watch out for phasing points. You dont have to move it over a lot.

    Not the same as recording two takes but it can help if you have already packed up your mic and the singers gone home!!

    I d this sometimes to emphasize one word in a verse, works well at times. Vocals go from centre to way outside then straight back in.

    Have fun!

  6. sharmon

    sharmon Guest

    Some other ways...

    Hi, as said earlier by someone, the obvious way is to delay one side, i usually put it at 21 milli sec, however this also creates an effect of the earlier undelayed channel being louder, i sometimes cut about 3db on that side.

    Another possible way is to have the single vocal on one track and double it on another track with a flange or chorus. One could also maybe cut a whole lot of freqs and only let those thru which will give you the little extra. from around 1khtz to maybe 6 or so.

    Another way could be to split the freqs on each channel... if left has 1k then right 1.5 and left 2 etc etc...

    Just my 2 bits... :)

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