Doubling Singing Vocals

Audacity Tutorial How to Add Vocal Effects to Voice Recording to Sound More Full

Hello musicians thank you for joining usmy name is andrew mercer and in this tutorial i'm going to be uh. tackling a questionthat's come from many subscribers spots on my blog as well as in hearing you too an equity is how can i make my vocalrecording how can i make 'em thicker Voice effects to voice recording is that there's this tutorial grade herei'm going to link to is at tutorial that will show you how todeal with microphone placement

now microphone placement in your vocals very very important and that willdefinitely improve your general vocal tracks mikham thicker four anyway but this tutorial on the talk about how todouble up your voice tracks to may consent even fuller in the midespecially in the mix we've got a guitar bass drums keyboards and youwant to make your vocal tracks really full that uh. the mix i've recorded myself singing have theorybasics on here no comments please a_d_c_

d uh. ci i've done no treatment sothat all know compressor no week you nothin it's just me and my car so what i did then was i've recorded theexact same thing a second time a_t_c_ dat u have cheat seeking here it's doubling up justbecause that can have some effects and you've heard that and millions of timesin songs on the radio or whatever but we were making fuller so what we'regoing to do is i'm gonna selected that

second track that's uh. likes click onthe left hand to add their an aborted attitude and i'm going to godown to duplicate working to command d the ego so now i have to have the exactsame thing the these are exactly the same these toserve as not to be any difference concert had a red satin a d_c_ sees thesame as before so the next in order to do is and hand this uh. first track

dole leads to the left apartments at twenty one of my firstthought an eminent and the the other one secondon all the way to the right another play it those to track to be separated it stillwon't change the whole lot a_t_c_ so sounds pretty much the same but here's the trick and resume in a little bit now

consume in a little like that and a placement for stricter i'm gonna grab my timesheet tool pocket the topic and sees the line withthe double arrowhead and i'm linda shifts the first track a little bit backward and the second one polluted forward cconcede this one's a little lead the sec

Use Reapers ReaVoice Effect To Create Vocal Harmonies

For the first Harmony Software Demo, we aregonna look at Reapers effect called ReaVoice. This comes with Reaper and is described asA MIDI controlled multivoice pitch shifter. If you don't know what MIDI is, that's fine.You'll get the idea as we go through this demo. If you wanna learn more about what MIDIis, you can either see our article 'MIDI Recording: What is it and why is it awesomeé', at thisURL andor go through our course 'The Newbies Guide Audio Recording Awesomeness 2: Pro RecordingWith Reaper'. Anyway, let's take a look at ReaVoice. First, we need some audio to putsome harmonies too. So, let's insert a track and either sing something to yourself, justrecord it in there or if you wanna follow

along with what I'm doing, you can downloadthe melody to Son of The Sea from homebrewaudio tutorialsresources. You can usually get there from the homepagemenu under resources and tutorial files as well. And it's at the bottom of the page underFor Harmony Recording AwesomenessSon of The Sea Lead Vocal. Now, that we have some audio to put some harmonyto, we need to add a second track. So, double click here and let's call this Revoice HarmonyOne. And click on the FX button to load the ReaVoice effect. on Cockos, then doubleclick on ReaVoice. Pay special attention to this parameter right here where it says quot;Centernote.quot; It is set to C4, that's a particular

C note on the piano keyboard. I'll show youwhat that means in just a second. So, let's go ahead and close that. Now, we need to inserta MIDI item. Let's insert one that's as long as the audio in track one. So, let's makea selection the same size. Now, click quot;Insert new MIDI item.quot; Then, hit the escape buttonto deselect. The next thing we need to do is to feed the audio from track one onto tracktwo. We do this by what's called a Send. Come over here on track one to where it says Route,and click on that. And click on quot;Add new send,quot; and then a drop down, choose track two: ReaVoiceHarmony One. So, now audio is been sent to track two. You need to do this for ReaVoiceso that the MIDI in this track has something

to manipulate in order to create harmonies. Now, put your cursors toward the beginningof the MIDI item here and double click. That brings up the MIDI editor. Remember when welooked at the ReaVoice settings, and I said to take note, no pun intended, of the factthat the center note was set to C4. Here is why. Let's go ahead and play some of what'shappening above. Now, do the same thing but hold down the C4key with your mouse. Press play first. You probably didn't hear much except thatit got a little louder. That's because C4 is set as the center note. So, if you clickon C4, it's just gonna generate unison, a

double of the audio that's coming in. Now,let it play and just start clicking any other key above and below it. Ouch. Some of that was pretty darn ugly, wasn'tité Here's what ReaVoice is doing. When a center note is played on the keyboard, it generatesa double of whatever note is being sung. It creates a unison copy of those notes. However,if you play the next note up from the center note on the keyboard, ReaVoice generates anote one halfstep or 'semitone' as it's sometimes known, up from whatever note is being sung.Then each subsequent note up or down on the keyboard adds or subtracts another halfstepinterval and so on. We really need to have

a very quick micro interlude here into justa spoonful of musical theory. I am sorry, but it has to be done. Like eating one's vegetables.I'm gonna load up Reaper's virtual keyboard here by going to view, virtual MIDI keyboard.Okay. When you move up or down from any key, let's start with C as an example. C4, by theway, is middle C. One note up from that is this black key here, which is C sharp. Thatis a halfstep up from C. This next note is two notes up and that is another halfstepup from C sharp. So, this is one halfstep. That's two halfsteps, three halfsteps, fourhalfsteps, etcetera. Likewise for going below C. One note to the left from C is B, thatis one halfstep down. One halfstep down

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