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Voice effect

Hi I was wondering, how do you accomplish the effect on the vocals that Cher has in her song "Believe", I don't really know how to describe it, it sounds as if done by a vocoder but I don't know in which way


Pro Audio Guest Tue, 09/26/2006 - 21:14
Autotune on Automatic with a very harsh and quick retune variable, or something like that.

It quickly jumps from one note frequency to another when the singer starts sliding up and down the notes. To 'get' that effect, you need the singer to sing out of tune or go up and down frequency wise.

Also heard in "Only God Knows Why" by Kid Rock, though from what I hear that was accidental.

moonbaby Wed, 09/27/2006 - 09:44
I read that what you are describing (the Cher song) was a combination of a vocoder modulating another vocal track that is being pitch-shifted by a 'sample-and-hold' modulator. The 'S/H' modulation is an algorithm available on some Eventide units. This can be further manipulated in real time by a MIDI keyboard controller. I believe that's the erratic glissando you hear. The vocoder imparts the regeneration of the vocal track, with a
heavily 'comb-filtered' timbre. Then the Harmonizer trips around with the pitch.
Either that, or she was singing with her head in the john of a Winnebago going 55mph over a REALLY bumpy road!