How'd they do that? Vocal effects.

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by InsaneGenius, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. InsaneGenius

    InsaneGenius Active Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    I was listening to Apocalyptica's new song "I don't care". I am wondering if a pro here could tell me what effects/techniques are used on the vocals during the chorus? To me it kind sounds kinda shattered.

  2. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Unless he's faking it using some sort of harmonizer, there are no effects per se. What's going on is double tracking and harmonies. There's an octave lower and another harmony based on major and minor thirds(relative minor of the main vox).
  3. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    Agreed with the harmonies. It starts out with a band pass filter, but I don't think that is what you are after. The pitch is very tight, so either a very good vocalist or auto tune. (Especially noticeable in the whole step drops on Li-ve and minor third on Ca-re)
  4. InsaneGenius

    InsaneGenius Active Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    Thanks for the quick reply. I can hear the layers now (Helps knowing what to listen for. I guess the doubling or something sounded like an effect to me.

    Thanks again.

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