#1
Just a question on enhancing vocals and making them (a lot) more interesting. I'm looking for the right techniques to get great vocal sounds such as in these few examples. Please take a look if you have time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlsDJCxEQy8

After the Ending - John Frusciante. Not sure what's going on in this one. Bit of reversing? A lot of reverb? There's definitely a lot of stuff going on here... God knows but it sounds beautiful. Any ideas on achieving this sort of ghostly sound?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rg-yYi8saZY

Something in the Way - Nirvana. After listening to the whole, thrashy tone of Nevermind, they end with this very spine-tingling track, but can't help feeling that the vocals have had some attention - they sound a lot crisper and bassier than the rest of the album. Maybe they have more than one layer, not too sure. Again, any ideas how it's done?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZihZAez5w0M

Melatonin - Silversun Pickups. Don't think there's much more to it than a bit of backing singing, but it's a sound I'd like to achieve. If I'm mistaken and there's anything else done to this could anyone point me in the right direction?


Thanks for any tips in advance guys. Hoping to start a short EP soon but I'm really sketchy with vocal work, so any help and advice really is appreciated. I'm looking for a very psychedelic, original sound in terms of vocals. Also share your experiences!!

Josh
#2
1) A few effects here:
-A bit of reversing here and there, yeah some big reverb as well during this section with actual singing. Try reversing and high passing a line and put it in front of where line normally is. May have to play with. Line may be behind normal line as well just move it where you like it. There is a lot of reverb on the reversed lines. You may have to automate it to be a little lower than normal line so the normal lines stand out well.
-At one point whispering
-At the end the low vocals are pitch shifted quite a bit.

2) According to Butch Vig, the producer of Nevermind, Cobain basically whispered the lyrics and they were given a bunch of gain. You won't be able to achieve this on budget gear because of interference. There is actually a video on youtube about Butch Vig talking about the recording of the album and he goes through all the songs.

3) Not sure what I am looking for here but there is a high harmoney behind the main vocals. With what appears to be a bit more reverb than the main track.
#3
Quote by FireHawk
3) Not sure what I am looking for here but there is a high harmoney behind the main vocals. With what appears to be a bit more reverb than the main track.


Hear how the vocal has a high part and a low part? Like I said though I think it's just basic backing singing tbh. Thanks for tips on Butch Vig on Nevermind btw, the video on YouTube? I'll take a look at it now. Could even help me in rendering vocals! Cheers mate
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Quote by johnsonjl
Hear how the vocal has a high part and a low part? Like I said though I think it's just basic backing singing tbh. Thanks for tips on Butch Vig on Nevermind btw, the video on YouTube? I'll take a look at it now. Could even help me in rendering vocals! Cheers mate


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APHX-9ZQ7x0

butch vig video (something in the way clip)
#5
Butch Vig doesn't know what he's doing. He just makes sh!t up as he goes and expects people to think he's gifted.

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CT
Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.
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Quote by axemanchris
Butch Vig doesn't know what he's doing. He just makes sh!t up as he goes and expects people to think he's gifted.

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CT


Not good advice to take?