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Avoiding phase when doubling strings


I am recording a string section which consists of 6 violins and 2 cellos. We will be doubling ( by re-recording a second take ) the section and are concerned about potential phasing issues.
Does anyone have any advice as to how to avoid any phasing between the doubled parts at the recording phase.

Is it a valid concern ? Or will the fact that the parts are being played again avoid any noticeable phasing ?

Some ideas we have considered are placing another set of mics for the second take, or asking the players to move slightly between takes.

stereo doubling question

When I record my songs, I double the guitar tracks, or what is needed to be doubled anyway.
When mixing, with my headphones on, it sounds great. it sounds how it is supposed to sound. however, when I listen to it without headphones, the guitars clash.

Without the doubling, the rhythm guitar tracks sound too "dead center". It makes it very thin sounding.

How can I make it so the guitars don't clash when listening to it on a stereo or out of computer monitors?

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Getting past "the tricks" - pan & doubling/tripling

Perhaps wrongly titled. Perhaps I mean 'creating room so the tricks don't have to be used'.

What I am talking about is queries like the recent query on recording vocals and getting that warm, fat sound.

The answer given was to triple the vocal, one left, one right, one centre.

Or when I record guitar. On a tight timescale, myself and a lot of others just record loads of it. More guitar - especially distorted electric - often means better sound.

Doubling question

I don't want to wear out my welcome with too many questions but I had such good luck with my last one I'm gonna post another one.

My greatest recording discovery of the last few months (and maybe it's really just a cheap trick) was to take a vocal track, duplicate it, shift it forward slightly in time, then pan each track all the way to either side. It's great, I can't believe the improvement in the fullness of the sound.

Doubling Lead Vocals?

My friend (bandmate) and I have been debating the fact of doubling vocals in the recording of our songs. As the singer, I like the sound of the doubled vocal because it fattens the sound up a bit and allows for the vocals to cut through and not seem small compared to the other loud instruments. I also think my voice sounds better when doubled rather than with just one track.

Vocals Doubling

Hi all,

I'm new to computer DAW recording but have experience using dedicated multi-track digital recorders.

Anyway - this one has me frustrated and scratching my head.

My signal chain is the following:

Mic->Preamp->M-Audio Audiophile USB Interface->Mac (Logic)

My voice doubles on monitoring from the headphone jack from the Audiophile while singing/talking. However my keyboard instruments, guitars, etc.. do not double while monitoring using the same signal chain and same settings in Logic.

doubling vocal help

I've always been into that sound of vocals that have been doubled. My problem is when my vocals are summed to mono (which most "major label" productions with this technique sound like they are, and most new songs that are popular seem to have done) they sound thin and out of phase. Am i doing something wrong, do they actually need to be panned out more than it seems? Or is there a technique that needs to be implimented that I'm not familiar with?



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