Texas Instruments: Speak & Music on LSD

December 20, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Running a Texas Instruments “Speak & Music” keyboard through a Chamber of Sounds LSD (Light Sensitive Delay). Get your LSD on, only at chamberofsounds.com

Tutorial: How To Use Reaper’s “ReaComp” Compressor Plugin

November 7, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

ReaComp is REAPER’s compression effect. In this quick tip Ken Theriot uses ReaComp on a vocal track and demonstrates how to make the most of it.

Tutorial: Wave Arts “Dialog” – Introduction to vocal processing

October 7, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Jonas “Missing Identity” Hagenvald explains the new plugin “Dialog” from Wave Arts and enhances a vocal from the singer Lulablue.

Dialog combines in one plug-in all the processing needed to clean up, adjust, and sweeten recordings of the spoken voice. It is perfect for voice-over, film/tv recordings on location or sound stage, and broadcast.

Dialog includes brickwall filters, de-hum and de-buzz processing, broadband noise reduction, de-ploding, de-essing, 10-band equalization, compression, and limiting. Separate presets for each section allow you to get results fast.

The brickwall filters have variable rolloff slopes and can be used to cutoff low or high frequency ranges. The de-hum processor uses notch filters to eliminate 10 harmonics of either 50 Hz or 60 Hz hum. The de-buzz processor squelches nasty line frequency buzzes. The de-noise processor is the stellar sounding MR Noise algorithm with a simplified interface. De-plode and de-ess are custom processors; use de-plode to tame plosive sounds and use de-ess to adjust the amount of sibiliants. The EQ section is the powerful and easy to use TrackPlug equalizer, with 10 bands of equalization, 11 different filter types to choose from, and a variety of presets. The compressor is the TrackPlug Vintage compressor, with presets tailored to voice processing.

Vocal processing: Electric Voice

September 12, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Further adventures in vocal processing using the TC Helicon Voiceworks and the iVoxel vocoder iPad app.

More on the TC Helicon VoiceWorks:

This popular harmony processor has been used by songwriters, performing musicians, and jingle and movie music creators to put their creative stamp on vocals. VoiceWorks has a full complement of vocal processing tools from microphone preamp to four voices of harmony generation, pitch correction, reverb and tap tempo delay, compression and EQ. There’s even a song mode that allows you to step through a pre-programmed series of steps with the optional Switch3 footswitch.

  • A complete signal path from mic input to stereo output. All you add is a PA, (or DAW) and your voice.
  • Capable of creating up to 5 part harmony or doubling with your voice
  • Harmonies can be controlled by MIDI keyboard or by setting key and scale
  • 100 user-programmable presets
  • Reverb and delay can be used simultaneously and have extensive editing parameters
  • Thicken effect adds lush detune-style chorusing to your lead vocal in addition to other effects
  • Compressor, 3 band EQ and gate
  • Editor program for Mac and PC available free via download

Smule | Sing! App Tutorial

August 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

App description can be found below:

Download Sing! for iPhone and iPod touch: http://bit.ly/SingTutorialVideo

Sing! Join the global karaoke party.

I sing, you sing, we all sing! Share your voice with people all over the globe, invite others to join your songs, or perfect a challenging song and then share it with the world.

SING THE HOTTEST SONGS:
Choose from a huge catalog of songs, with the hottest hits by your favorite artists. Sing songs from an array of genres, from Pop to Rock, Hip-Hop to Musicals, Country to Classics. New songs are added all the time! Sing the song featured in this video: Count On Me by Bruno Mars!

JOIN THE KARAOKE PARTY:
Find and follow your friends in Sing!, and discover new songs and new artists — both artists whose songs are in the app, and incredible singers who are using the app just like you and me. Sing your heart out on Solo songs, or express your musicality with others in Duets or Group songs. Keep up with your friends and favorite singers, and love and comment on performances to show your support.

SOUND LIKE A STAR:
Sound amazing every time with Sing!’s basic voice enhancement technology. Use special voice filters to spice up your performance even more. Sing! is a supportive, joyful community where music-making at all levels is encouraged and appreciated.

Songbook includes:
Call Me Maybe — Carly Rae Jepsen
Boyfriend — Justin Bieber
Rolling in the Deep — Adele
Love You Like A Love Song — Selena Gomez & The Scene
The Edge of Glory, Bad Romance, Poker Face, Born This Way — Lady Gaga
Before He Cheats — Carrie Underwood
Count On Me, Grenade, Nothin On You — Bruno Mars
And many more! New songs added all the time!

Want a song that’s not yet available? Suggest songs on Smule’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/smule

Features:
- Connect with your friends by giving & receiving comments and likes.
- Share your performances with the community through the globe.
- Join other songs for free and make it a duet or group song!
- Enhance your voice with special voice effects: Pop, Vintage, or SupaTune.
- Easy sharing to outside the community via Facebook.
- And much more!

Electronic throat singing – Ribon potentiometer with microcontroller & software synthesizers.

July 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Improvisation with home-made MIDI ribbon controller, “Slidesounder”

Dace playing slidesonder. new instrument-playing technique is yet to be invented, but she manages well.

How to mix vocals – Reason Tips

July 28, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

More info on Reason: http://www.propellerheads.se/products/reason/

Gary Bromham’s guide to vocal recording: http://goo.gl/Vjyek

In this Reason Tips video Mattias gives you some valuable pointers on mixing vocals. Since vocals are often what carries the track, it’s important to get them sitting right in the mix! Learn how what frequencies to pay attention to and how to make a de-esser in Reason’s mixer in this video.

Tutorial: How to Chop Vocal Melodies in Ableton Live

July 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Time for another Ableton tutorial on this sunny Sunday morning, check it out – details can be found below:

http://ohdratdigital.com This week we’re looking at how you can get started chopping vocal melody lines in Ableton Live to get sounds great for that UK Garage, Future Garage, Dubstep sound. Think Todd Edwards, Sunship, et al. Let us know what you think!

Tech Vocals – new sample library in the Grid Machine Slice series for Kontakt

May 17, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Channel Robot has released Tech Vocals, a sample library is the Grid Machine Slice series for Kontakt.

Here are Volumes 2 and 3 of the best selling Minimal Tech Vox – a fantastic collection of snipped, glitched, processed and tweaked minimal vocal samples, produced specifically for the dance music producer.

Whether you are making Tech, Electro, Deep or Mainroom Dance Music – these samples recorded by pro session singers have been mangled, chopped and edited to provide you with the building blocks for some awesome grooves.

Featuring a killer selection of one word single shot samples, glitched vox sounds, vox stabs, Fx Processed Loops, vocal hooks and re-sequenced parts which together form a formidable collection of samples for any producer looking to introduce the human element to loops and sections of their productions, and now you can further process cut, mix, slice and glitch to produce completely unique content in Grid Machine Slice.

The sound library is available to purchase from Loopmasters for £29.95 GBP.

Get it here >>

In search for free vocals?

March 25, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Then perhaps this something for you:

Sample producers Vocal Sample have released a free vocal sample library, Vocal 60′s:

VOCAL 60´s features 551 Royalty-Free Male and Female Vocal Samples in 24-bit Wav Format. Includes spoken words, lines, shouts, adlibs, funny vocals, slang, scats and more!

352 Mb of 24 bit resolution .wav format files, covering a tempo range of 090 to 170 bpm. All these features makes Vocal 60 `s Pack a powerful composing tool that gives you more life and dynamism to your music.
This is a Vocal Pack suitable for both DJs and Producers from different musical genres.
Whenever you need a great vocal track for an electro, ambient, trance, chillout, lounge, Electronica, minimal or soul releases, no doubt about it, this is your pack!!!

It’s a free download from the VocalSample site.

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