What vocal effects does Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys use

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by 228rory, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. 228rory

    228rory Guest

    Dan Auerbach has an amazing voice.. But i am more interested on how he mixes his vocals. I run a home studio with Logic Studio. What effects, Eq, would you use to get the sound you hear in his voice on Black Keys Records
     
  2. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    This link is just a shot in the dark, but worth a look if you are going for that sound maybe?
    http://www.placidaudio.com/
     
  3. 228rory

    228rory Guest

    Can you replicate that sound through plugins? Maybe a distortion with no lows in the EQ?
     
  4. iamfrobs

    iamfrobs Guest

    Well how that mic works, if you checked it out, is there is no response from xHz to Yhz. You can use a multiband EQ and try to cut where your ear tells you you should.

    It's definitely mostly mids.
     
  5. Feverdream

    Feverdream Guest

    First thing I saw when I saw those big copper mics was "I bet Tom Waits uses them".

    And yeah, one of his producers is on their list. 8)

    It wouldn't be exactly the same, but recreating that sound with EQ wouldn't be too difficult. Cut out most of the low end, then maybe take another notch out of the mids, but leave a little bit of top end for clarity and sparkle.

    You might want to add a little overdrive as well, just to get that old-school sound.

    If you're using software, I'd recommend PSP Vintage Warmer. It's got a lovely warm saturation which will distort your voice ever-so-slightly 9if used minimally) to get the kind of bluesy tone that I think you're after.
     
  6. 228rory

    228rory Guest

    Yeah. I just have to monkey around with the mix. Logic gives you so much stuff to play with.. Wont ever try it all.
     
  7. MadTiger3000

    MadTiger3000 Active Member

    Well, I could ask him if I run into him.

    (Akron native and currently trapped here until summer 2009)
     

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