What instruments/effects are used in this song?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by inkd, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. inkd

    inkd Active Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Hey, guys. Greg Laswell is one of my favorite artists for a number of reasons, one of which being the sweeping melodies which make up his compositions. His instrumentals for many of his songs tend to have a very spacious feel, yet don't really seem to rely on an echo effect. The example I've posted in this thread is called "My Fight (For You)" from his new album Take A Bow. My question mainly concerns the chorus of the song during which the main instrumentation changes from just a guitar to a variety of other instruments/effects. From what I am able to hear, it sounds as though he is using a choir, a guitar and perhaps a small string section. However, I am not sure whether or not he is actually using these things or if he is simply using some sort of echo effect to add a more sweeping, majestic feel to the harmonies of his background vocals. What do you all think? The chorus starts around 00:50. Thanks!

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  2. jordy

    jordy Active Member

    Aug 25, 2008
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    i'm hearing alot of reverb...on prolly a lot of instruments...which may have very well been all midi created?
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff

    Mar 20, 2000
    BC, Canada
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    I'm with jordy.

    nice programming... solo might be real but I'm guessing its all vsti. Doubling on the vocals and could be using a harmonizer. I like this. Dark and dreamy with a hint of Bono. Other tracks are nice too.

    Ten years ago it was easier to tell what samples and products and methods were used but today its all much harder to isolate because we can all do this much easier. Whats still not too hard is still picking out whether its organic or midi /vsti. ITB

    I have a vocal sound similar to this. I sing an octive below my lead in chorus's so you can just hear it. I've been doing this for 20 years. I love doing this and its my trademark. That is how you do it from my perspective. You can do it real or use a plugin that creates the harmonies.

    Thanks for sharing this.

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