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Tube Distortion or....?

Discussion in 'Vocals' started by JesterMasque, May 6, 2010.

  1. JesterMasque

    JesterMasque Active Member

    Okay, I know it's not the greatest example of a good recording out there so don't flog me for this, but, My Chemical Romance has an album called "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge." The vocals, in many of the doubled parts, have this "distorted," break-up, sort of...thing that happens to them. I have had many bands ask how that effect is accomplished. I'm kinda tired of wandering in the dark. Can someone take a listen to a song or two and let me know what you think?

    Thanks guys!
  2. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Had a quick listen to 3 songs on Youtube and couldn't see anything obvious, which songs in particular? We've been using a $20 megaphone on some tracks recently - would this be something similar to Brandon Flowers' sound? Its a good quick cheat for that - I put a mic to the side of the vocalist to get a bit of the direct sound, then another mic on the megaphone.
  3. JesterMasque

    JesterMasque Active Member

    YouTube - It's Not A Fashion Statement Lyrics

    I'll list off a couple example is in this song...

    -At 1:00 when he says "back"
    -1:36 "hooray"
    -2:05 again with "back"
    -2:07 "dead"

    If you're having problems hearing it it's probably because of the speakers on your computer (which make everything sound distorted anyway).
    Thanks for the help Jeemy!
  4. Jeemy

    Jeemy Well-Known Member

    Ahaha the speakers on my new shiny iMac are actually excellent for inbuilt ones. Nonetheless through all the compression artifacts on that I can't really make out much, the vocals don't sound any different on the words you pointed out, I tried to find another version on youtube but they seemed to have recorded inbuilt speaker rattles to that one, ulp.

    I appear to have an original CD here of The Black Parade - anything on that I could listen to?

    Love the ginger guy in the band trying to look serious, haha.

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