Hi, I'm totally new to this game so please bear with me if I ask redundant questions. I've just started work on my first album (dance-techno) and have not been too satisfied with the quality of the vocal tracks.
What pluginscan I use to make the vocals more "funky"? I've fiddled around with Antares Autotune and like the mettalic effect it gives to vocals. Can certainly use that for a couple of my songs. What other plugins(PC-based) along the lines of Autotune can I use to spice up the vocal tracks?
Any and all feedback will be really helpful. Thanks.
Have you tried vocoders? Sometimes some simple filtering (telephone sound or even a bullhorn) can add some "spice". There is a guy named "Scooter" in Europe right now who is very successful with that kinda stuff.
Use Amp Farm to make some nice distorted industrial style .
Use the AM quality preset of Waves Q10 in conjunction with an AMP FARM... I did this and one of the songs of the album I produced is being radioplayed intensely.
Do not stay only in the Autotune world. Cher and a hundred other producers have already beat that horse to death.
Try time-based effects like flangers and phasers. Try envelope filters. David
Wow. Thanks for all the above feedback. Now I need to find each of theplug-insand play around with them.
Would anyone know of any school or institute in the Bay Area where I could go for a crash course on the differentplug-insor mixing in general?
Originally posted by Alécio Costa - Brazil:
Gadzuntite..is is allergy season? :D
I did not get the joke... :)
Whenever someone says a word or phrase that sounds silly to me I pretend like they sneezed!
It's just me being a dork of course! :D
Hatchoo! :D David
For funky vocals try having them sing into a tube amp and then mike the amp.
Sometimes even a stomp box can make weird things happen. David
Try putting them through some of the soft synths that are out there. I've had some luck with Indigo. You can also try using multiple sends to a ring modulator on one return, a flange on another, etc and blending the results to taste. The vocal formanting in Digital Performer has also yielded some very interesting results for me.
the best stereo panned - flanged -distorted delay I have ever used was from an SGX 200o Express patch I created two years ago. Some north american engineers were amazed where di I pick that little devil sound.
I once tried the Orange plug-in, that thing is just plain weird but it has cool sounds in her. If you want to experiment thats the tool.