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RosC

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The reverb/delay technique used on these vocals
« on: August 20, 2016, 09:10:21 pm »
Can anyone give me an idea of how he made the vocals so airy and clean? I'm using valhalla vintageverb and Logic's delay plugins and can't get anywhere close

https://youtu.be/QBy8aqQTeh4?t=38s
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Re: The reverb/delay technique used on these vocals
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2016, 09:36:53 pm »
First they're hi passed pretty extremely. Then it sounds like the reverb was bandpassed on a send channel. Decay ~2 seconds. I'm just listening through my laptop speakers, but it sounds like the track was also copied/recorded twice and hard panned l/r with even more of the lows/mids cut plus some harmonic excitement to give a little crispness on the edges. There's a dickton of subtle harmonies running throughout it to give it that Imogen Heap sound. I don't detect much delay, it sounds more like manual cutting to get the delay effects.

90% of it is just the performance though. The singer has one of those brittle, Ellie Goulding type voices that works well for this kind of stuff.

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Re: The reverb/delay technique used on these vocals
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2016, 09:57:42 pm »
Ok wow, way more complicated than I thought, Arty is a master. Thanks a lot!
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Re: The reverb/delay technique used on these vocals
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 07:27:55 pm »
This has nothing to do with delay or reverb, but the vocal you are linking to have multiple layers of vocals - probably recorded like that. However, you can try out a plugin like http://www.waves.com/plugins/doubler for a similar effect.