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Adding warmth/thickness to vocals #434088 12/03/03 04:45 PM
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My voice is kind of high and lush (falsetto-ey and vibrato etc.) and sounds good live, but when I record into my Digi 002 it doesn't sound thick or warm enough. All the wispyness and lushness is retained but I want to beef it up a bit so it sits in the mix nicely with acoustic and electric guitar and bass etc. Is there some plugin I can get that processes the vocals (I was thinking about the Antares Tube Modeling plugin for $99)? Or is there something I can do in mixing like boosting the mids/compression?

I'd really appreciate any suggestions...

Maybe I could run the vocals through my Amplitude amp emulator (instead of buying another plugin)??


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Originally posted by peugotpigeon:
My voice is kind of high and lush (falsetto-ey and vibrato etc.) and sounds good live, but when I record into my Digi 002 it doesn't sound thick or warm enough. All the wispyness and lushness is retained but I want to beef it up a bit so it sits in the mix nicely with acoustic and electric guitar and bass etc. Is there some plugin I can get that processes the vocals (I was thinking about the Antares Tube Modeling plugin for $99)? Or is there something I can do in mixing like boosting the mids/compression?

I'd really appreciate any suggestions...

Maybe I could run the vocals through my Amplitude amp emulator (instead of buying another plugin)??
try double tracking or even triple tracking your vocals and then stacking them up. mix vocals seperatly from the music too.

Re: Adding warmth/thickness to vocals #434090 12/03/03 06:56 PM
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Lokk into PSPs vintage warmer and Steinbergs Magneto plugins and the Distressor hardware compressor.

Re: Adding warmth/thickness to vocals #434091 12/03/03 07:05 PM
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What mic are you using? You might want to audition some mics to see what will compliment your voice in the manner you are looking for...


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Re: Adding warmth/thickness to vocals #434092 12/03/03 07:07 PM
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Vintage Warmer is good. I'm not familar with the other thing you suggested. The LA2A brings a lot of big warmth for me to vocals. Either the real deal or the UAD-1 version. I was never a real fan of the BF version, but that works too. There's just a little more "cloud" in their plug-in for me. The distortion there, probably to help emulate the vintage compressor, is too much for me. The the UAD is Da' Bomb.


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Quote:
Originally posted by peugotpigeon:
[QB]My voice is kind of high and lush (falsetto-ey and vibrato etc.) and sounds good live, but when I record into my Digi 002 it doesn't sound thick or warm enough. All the wispyness and lushness is retained but I want to beef it up a bit so it sits in the mix nicely with acoustic and electric guitar and bass etc.
The first question is what mic and preamp are you using.

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