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What Microphone / Effect(s) is this?

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by beezy, May 3, 2010.

  1. beezy

    beezy Guest

    I hope I'm posting this in the correct area.

    I recently saw Owl City (hate all you want, i've been listening way before Fireflies and all that came out) live in NYC, and noticed this small handheld microphone that created such an effect on his voice I was awed. As a fellow recording artist, I would love to know where I can nab one of these. Below are a few videos of him using the effect right in the beginning. If anyone could help me out, or point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks!

    YouTube - Owl City: Dear Vienna Live @ the War Memorial Auditorium Nashville
    YouTube - Owl City - Dear Vienna Live
    YouTube - Owl City - Dear Vienna (LIVE @ Nokia Theatre Grand Prairie) (4/17/10)
     
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Try LoFi . It's some sort of granulator or distortion type effect. This post should really be in the Home Recording or vocal forum.
     
  3. beezy

    beezy Guest

    It sounds more like a lofi, chorus, flanger and several others all combined. I'm sure layering effects would give the sound I want but I was wondering what he is using.
     
  4. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Well yeah theres the modulation but that's easy. Probably a phaser or flanger. LoFi is distortion basically. Degrading the signal.
     

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