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Recording and mixing techniques to create crowds

Hi, I am looking to record/mix a hook very similar to the way this one sounds. :22-:33 of Wes Walker's "Pop The F**k Off". [MEDIA=soundcloud]weswalker/pop-the-f**k-off-wes-walker[/MEDIA]
I am wondering how to achieve this crowd sound with only vocals from one person through vocal layering (approximately how many stacks/voice inflections), panning, and stereo imaging. Thanks a lot for the help!

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DonnyThompson Sat, 03/25/2017 - 14:37
MCPex, post: 448848, member: 50472 wrote: Hi, I am looking to record/mix a hook very similar to the way this one sounds....:22-:33 of [MEDIA=soundcloud]weswalker/pop-the-^#$%-off-wes-walker
I am wondering how to achieve this crowd sound with only vocals from one person through vocal layering (approximately how many stacks/voice inflections), panning, and stereo imaging. Thanks a lot for the help!

You've not given us a file to listen to.

pcrecord Sun, 03/26/2017 - 04:57
MCPex, post: 448848, member: 50472 wrote: how to achieve this crowd sound with only vocals from one person through vocal layering
First the crowd in the video doesn't sound anything special. Just recording at different spots in the room without changing the mic position can do the job.
But, you could also change the mic and preamp and change the mic position to give each tracks a different texture. (Although you can't do that in a small vocal booth)

What have you tried that failed so far ?

MCPex Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:29
pcrecord, post: 448859, member: 46460 wrote: First the crowd in the video doesn't sound anything special. Just recording at different spots in the room without changing the mic position can do the job.
But, you could also change the mic and preamp and change the mic position to give each tracks a different texture. (Although you can't do that in a small vocal booth)

What have you tried that failed so far ?
Thank you for your response. I have tried recording multiple takes from different distances from the mic, but the end result sounds more like one loud voice rather than a crowd effect (not like the hook in the song that I sent, where there is one person but it still sounds like a crowd). Should the raw vocals sound pretty similar to what I am going for in the end, or does the crowd sound come to life during the mixing process?

pcrecord Wed, 03/29/2017 - 11:08
MCPex, post: 448977, member: 50472 wrote: Should the raw vocals sound pretty similar to what I am going for in the end, or does the crowd sound come to life during the mixing process?
Get it in the recording process as much as possible is my modo.

Other things you can do is use a room reverb to emulate distances. Try different pre-delay or use a Reverb like Fabfilter PRO-R which has a distance ajustment...

Would you care posting a sample, it would be easier if we here where you are at ?
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