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how to get this vocal sound

Postby cowtown » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:35 pm

anyone know how they got this type of sound, what effects/recording techniques would be used

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHbtR8uO81M

the "ah, ah, ah, ah" vocal sounds, starting at about 8 seconds

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Re: how to get this vocal sound

Postby Toddo » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:30 am

Sounds like a synth patch to me, not real vocals. could be completely wrong, but that's what it sounds like.
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Re: how to get this vocal sound

Postby headman » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:56 am

I was thinking melotron vocals...also maybe sampled

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Re: how to get this vocal sound

Postby gigpiglet » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:55 pm

maybe...
or maybe its just a lot of distant tracks.
if i had to try and do it right now.
id start my multi tracking like 10 takes, off mic and with something like a ribbon that wasnt bright.
edit them all to be bang on each other.
eq anything "distinctive" out of them, so its just a wash, and probably cut a lot of top end.
THEN
do a reverb send with a lexicon or TC or something similar that would get a long, BRIGHT tale.
so all that air and room comes in like they have, but from the reverb, not the direct source.
if it didnt sound right, id maybe send a mix to a speaker in the room (with the reverb on it) and mic the room.
then treat that the same way
bus it all together.

something like that?
but i only listened for 10 seconds on my laptop speakers... so maybe not.
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Re: how to get this vocal sound

Postby ChrisW » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:54 pm

Sounds like completely normal multi-tracked vocals to me.
Take one female singer. Ask her to track multiple takes with a breathy but percussive style.
Job done.
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Re: how to get this vocal sound

Postby Drumstruck » Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:25 am

I think I could get close to that with one singer, a TCVoiceworks and a phaser...... or not quite so close with choir on a kb and a few fx
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Re: how to get this vocal sound

Postby Alastair Reynolds » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:42 pm

Multi tracked,breathy and then through a Dolby-Stretch to bring out the "breathy-ness" is what I reckon
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Re: how to get this vocal sound

Postby Chinagraf » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:45 am

Just sounds like a breathy girl going ha ha ha and some sort of airy synth patch doubling it. Maybe a synth calliope?
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Re: how to get this vocal sound

Postby Chris H » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:46 pm

..........breathy girl......sounds good.
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Re: how to get this vocal sound

Postby cowtown » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:13 am

ty for suggestions, will be giving it another go this week!
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