Hey guys, my band wants to put this in our recording. If you've heard the song Possum Kingdom by the Toadies, they have this vocal effect in the beginning where it's almost like his own voice fades into the word before he says it. It's hard to explain, but maybe someone here will know how to do it. Thanks in advance.


Thats the link to the song.
its a short delay. pre-delay deals with reverbs and those types of modulation effects...
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Great song!

Okay... here's a different spin.

Play the song back. Pan it so you only hear the right speaker.

What it sounds like to me is that they added reverb to the vocal. They recorded the reverb track, and reversed it so you hear the tail of the reverb first.

No, not predelay. http://www.sweetwater.com/expert-center/glossary/t--Pre-delay, though my first instinct was some craft use of a pre-fader reverb or something.

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.
Last edited by axemanchris at Aug 31, 2008,
It's a reverb/delay effect, I believe it's called reverse delay. Instead of playing the note and then decaying/repeating it, it starts the note with virtually nothing and builds up to the note, like a volume swell in a way.

It's usually used for guitar FX but can be used for anything.