Takes on a different level!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Vocalists' started by strugglebeatz, Jun 30, 2014.

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  1. strugglebeatz

    strugglebeatz Active Member

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    Hello everyone I need advice on what could be the problem. When recording vocals they seem to get lower. Each take is lower then the one before. It just keeps decreasing. The wave form goes from normal to just a line. They are rap vocals by the way. If anyone could it would be much appreciated.
     
  2. strugglebeatz

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    Equipment: m audio m track, akg perception 120
     
  3. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

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    A few questions:
    Is it just a visual effect on the DAW screen or does the replayed track decrease in volume as well? By how much does each take decrease in level? What software are you using?
     
  4. pcrecord

    pcrecord Don't you want the best recording like I do ? Well-Known Member

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    At first I tought you said lower notes.. lol..
    Are you using some kind of looping tool ? (they sometime do that so you can layer many takes)
     
  5. Josh Conley

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    did you automate/record a volume fade in your tracking software?
     
  6. RemyRAD

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    You're going to need to include more technical information than, it hurts when I do this explanations.

    What audio interface are you using with your computer? What software are you using? How are you monitoring? It's like going to the doctor and telling the doctor you feel sick with no further explanations.

    Why do people ask questions without providing specific information?
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  7. Kurt Foster

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    i've run into this before. it's a way that the computer has to tell you to quit recording rap music ....
     
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    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    Kurt has the post of the year award!

    Maybe you are having a tube or power supply dieing?

    Being said, Josh is the closest to what I am thinking too. It sounds like you are mixing this and then retracking it to the mix over and over. Or performance related and too loud of a headphone mix? I'm guessing you are new at this and doing things that we avoid because whatever you are doing, you are effecting the ability to keep things consistent. I mean, it would be a nightmare to do overdubs .
     
  9. DonnyThompson

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    you really think he's got an actual tube anywhere in his gain chain? LOL
     
  10. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Well-Known Member

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    crappy tube mic ;)
     
  11. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

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    ...and considering he hasn't checked back since June 30, I'd say that this thread is probably headed for the "noobie posts question and then doesn't care enough to check back" filing sytem.

    If you aren't familiar with this particular form of file storage, I'll narrow it down for you... it's circular shaped, and most likely located somewhere in the vicinity of everyone's desk. It may also contain empty Chinese take-out cartons, empty OV beer cans, and perhaps even cigarette butts.

    There's also generally an improved model, located in everyone's bathroom. It's usually porcelain, and has a feature which allows you to instantly void fecal matter with the push of a lever or button.

    ;)

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