What effect is this?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by xX5thQuarterXx, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member


    Listen to the song called Lolipop on that profile. Im just curious as to what effect you guys think he has on his voice.

    i know Eiffel 65 used to use something similar it sounds like....any ideas?
  2. Davedog

    Davedog Distinguished Member

    Pacific NW
  3. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    awsome. thanks.

    would that be a plugin or a program?
  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Scotland, UK
    There isn't any specific, single plugin that will do this, I don't think. You need all sorts of junk.
  5. AwedOne

    AwedOne Guest


    That's a really overdone effect these days. I wouldn't try to emulate it.

    But if you must...

    Melodyne or Antares + whatever Codemonkey's junk is.
  6. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Scotland, UK
    I was assuming you'd need an external synth/midi unit or something to generate the necessary information with which to change the voice to...
  7. natural

    natural Active Member

    If you're referring to the ptichy voice effect that sounds similar to Cher's 'If You Believe In Love' at the chorus, then Davedog is correct. Usually Antares Auto Tune plugin set to some extreme settings will create the effect.

    Also there are some choursy/Eq fx going on as well. These can be created with various sundry items located any fx/plugin rack.
  8. xX5thQuarterXx

    xX5thQuarterXx Active Member

    thanks guys
  9. JoeH

    JoeH Well-Known Member

    Philadelphia, PA/ Greenville, DE
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    IMHO, this is one effect that should be banned from the planet for a couple years or so, :twisted: until it's so dated that people will laugh when they hear it again.

    It seems like 90% of the pop material these days this effect on their vocal tracks at some point or another. It's such a shame, because in a year or two, it's going to make the track sound soooooooo dated it'll be unlistenable. "Lollipop" sounds like a good track, too bad they had to gimmick-it-up like that. (Ditto for runnin' the N=word in there, too...pointlessly stupid and offensive...)

    But people who follow fads never seem to realize that....oh well.... :roll:
  10. danbronson

    danbronson Guest

    The one instance of that effect sounding 'good', in my opinion, is on the song Spirit Walker, off of Ween's La Cucaracha. There's a point in the song where Gene deliberately sings in between two notes so that the autotune flips out and doesn't know which one to adjust to. It's like he learned how to play the autotune like an instrument. It's kind of a trippy song.

    Then again...it's Ween. If you know Ween, you know that they SHOULD have a song with autotune abuse in it.
  11. Dozer

    Dozer Active Member

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    The one in my tracks sounds real smooth. I even sell a video tutorial on how to get the effect smooth.

    I too am tired of this effect. And Ive used it before. SO I am engineering a new version. Already have it created. Just waiting to complete some serious Acoustics Renovating in the studio.

    The one Lil Wayne has is just too warbly for my taste.
    Autotune doesn't like Vibrato or Glissando, creates a warbly sound. But I know how to trick autotune.

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