Max Headroom and Darth Vader.....

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by LividBliss, Feb 6, 2006.

  1. LividBliss

    LividBliss Guest

    How do you produce these with DAW software:

    1) The studder effect of Max Headroom ? Ca-Ca-Ca-Catch the wave...

    I can stack/cut/paste vocal loops in a multitrack, but this seems tedious. Is there a specific plug-in for this?

    2) Darth Vader glass jar effect ?

    What kind of Reverb/Effect combination would this be?
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
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    Well, for sure the Max Headroom stuff was done by editing. If you remember the sound stuttered in time with the video. If you are looking to do something like that in fixed places, editing would probably be the easiest thing to do. But if you wanted to do something like that real time, you may try using samples and trigger them manually.
    Alternatively there is something that doesn't exactly do the Max Headroom thing but something similar. The plug-in is called phutboyslim. It's more of a beat slicer but pretty neat.

    For the Darth Vader voice, first get James Earl Jones. :lol:

    I'm not exactly sure...I'll need to throw on the DVD and listen to it a few times. I would guess that they probably used a very short delay of just a few milliseconds and some creative EQ to give it that "talking in a helmet" sound.
  3. saemskin

    saemskin Active Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    a granulizer can do the stutter effect with no problem.
    FLstudio's granulizer has a preset called stutter, almost the exact same thing. I'm sure with a bit of tweakage you could get it there.
  4. aztec

    aztec Guest

    Phutboyslim can do the trick.

    My favourite tool though for this sort of thing + filtering would be Memory from whitenoiseaudio(freeware, midi control).

    Also check buffer override by destroy fx, its midi controllable as well.
  5. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    pr0gr4m is correct the wide stutters are a result of picture editing, the rest we used an Eventide H300SE Harmonizer. I'm not going to give up the settings!!!!
    Hey thats all we had!!!

    Regarding plugins, see if any of these might work:

    The SoundToys boys designed the Harmonizer

    Oh and the H3000 can be replicated here:

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