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Vocal doubling

Doubling Lead Vocals?

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21 years
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

Member for

21 years
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

Member for

16 years 3 months
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?
Thanks

Live vocal delay/doubling/compression

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21 years
I've no experience with live vocal effects. I have a very soft voice and have gotten it to a satisfactory sound in recording with a doubling effect. I'm wondering what the best way is to do that live? I've done some searching and found:

http://www.zzounds.com/item--DGTVOC300

and

http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/products/en/DD-6/

and

doubling vocals

Member for

21 years
Could someone give me some tips on doubling vocals for affect. I'm recording a male trio and normally in gospel music you would record each line three times: one main vocal and two "stacks". However, each line is not right on with the previous in time and/or pitch (I know a little off is good but this is really throwing the entire thing off). I'd like to use a main vocal and bounce it a couple of times to create a "stack" but could someone give me some advise on some delay settings that would seperate the tracks to give me a chorusing effect?

Eventide Vocal Doubling

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21 years
So I got a DSP 7000. I mostly use it for fucked Fx and reverbs. I never have really done the "harmonisation" thing on the eventide but when I have experimented with doing harmonies and double of a vocal I never really like the sound. When the pros use the eventide for a double what are the technical setting like usually. I am more concerned with whats the theopry of a setting behind this simulated double. I mean I have been told that the Blink 182 sound is the eventide ont he vocals and I do love that sound for that type of band. Anyone know whats the deal.

Vocal Doubling--Other FX?

Member for

21 years
Hey
I've recorded some vocals which sound good, but they just don't stand out in the mix, even though they're panned dead centre, and everything else is panned out.
I saw Inside Edition on ABC last night, where the host (Deborrah Norville) recorded a track with dance producer/remixer Junoir Vasquez.
He made the biggest deal about how evey artist, including divas like Whitney Houston, sound terrible until they are doubled, or even tripled.
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