"Cheat singing" for choruses (without autotune because it sounds fucked up)

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  1. Infinite520

    Infinite520 Y! Records Rookie

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    I'm sure this is done a lot commercially but these are just tips if you're decent at doing notes and you want to sing the chorus for your tracks.


    I don't know shit about notes so I'm going to explain it as simply as I can.

    I deconstructed by ear Bobby Brown's chorus on "My Prerogative" because I thought his voice was really average so I wanted to know what processes he used to make his final product.

    I KNOW I'm not a good singer btw lol.

    This was done with Cool Edit Pro 2.0

    1. I started with the main voice you hear above the harmonized notes, all I added was reverb to that one. (Effects > Delay Effects > Reverb > Tight and Close)

    2. Then I did an (Alto? Do?) note which is the main part of the harmony. I didn't sing this well at all but it doesn't really matter.

    3. After the high note I did two low ones. The first low note I did is just the lowest octave you can go for the harmony without it sounding like shit. And the loudest low note you hear that sounds kind of "robotic" I just did to the best of my ability and then lowered the pitch. (Effects > Time/Pitch > Stretch% 102/Pitch Shift: Splicing Frequency 32 Hz Overlapping 25%. High Precision)

    5. I added a Falsetto (sing with a head voice) note but I don't think it was really necessary.

    6. After I recorded all of my layers I went to Effects > Delay Effects > Flanger > Detuner and added it to all of them EXCEPT the main one you hear above the harmony. The point of this is making them "become one" because without it they don't blend well at all (because you can't actually sing lol)

    And this is the product:
    Mine: Download Technology amazing mp3
    Bobby Brown's: YouTube - Bobby Brown - My Prerogative [HQ]

    I'm sure people with better voices can make it sound a lot better than I can but you get the drift.
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  2. Deep Abyss

    Deep Abyss Becoming King

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    Nigga just download the vst called melodyne lol
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  3. The_K3

    The_K3 ^Secksi^

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    ima try this out favourite this thread
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  4. MeNTiLL PoET

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    Word. If you know the basics about harmonizin`. Even someone with a blah voice you hear live can make a recordin` sound straight. Harmonizin` plays a big part when it comes to a final product. BUT when you got someone that sounds dope singin` without layers and toss in harmonies on top of that it`s even doper.
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  5. DZK

    DZK DZKonline.net

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    your link isnt loading
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  6. Infinite520

    Infinite520 Y! Records Rookie

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    usershare is down nyukka and u can already sing gtfo LOL
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  7. DZK

    DZK DZKonline.net

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    nah i layer the shit out of my shit too

    the link works now

    it sounds good, just a little "heavy" you could get away with lowering the volume of the "low" octave layers
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  8. Infinite520

    Infinite520 Y! Records Rookie

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    what are those notes called i dont know what im doing LOL
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  9. DZK

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    the part where you sang in a deep low tone

    you can lower the volume on those layers and make it sound more natural

    the key to good layering is to find the right balance between the different layers and make it sound as natural as possible (closer to one voice, not several)
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  10. Infinite520

    Infinite520 Y! Records Rookie

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    word thanks broski
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  11. CRUMS2BRICKS

    CRUMS2BRICKS New Member

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    wtf is harmonizing
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  12. War Machine

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    i dont think you needed the low lows, but you pretty much got the idea on the rest

    youre absolutely spot on with the auto tune shit though. poeple over tweek the nobs to get the "robot" voice, because vocals are vibrations of sound, and when u try to correct them at too small of an interval it throws them up and down all over the key youre trying to tune them into. used properly, its a great way to cheat and take average, or somewhat bad singing, an throw some of the off notes back into key.

    i think you did pretty well on this, im fooling around with it the same way now as well, it's just my voice is a lot deeper, so im kinda scared to fuck around with the higher key stuff. i always thought you sounded good on the tracks youve sung on though
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  13. Drenalen

    Drenalen Drena!

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    Sounds good.

    I'd like to hear what you sound like just singing it raw

    And I would lower the deeper tones a bit
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  14. -GZ-

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    sound like the backstreet boys harmonizing tbh



    so good job
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  15. Infinite520

    Infinite520 Y! Records Rookie

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    LMAO @ it probably being closer to BSB because i sound white (even tho im black -__-)

    anyways i'd like to see if this helps anyone else or if anyone could improvise on it because i don't want it to be TOO computer generated but the small changes are nice

    at the end of the day it's a lot more fun actually trying to sing the notes correctly, a little help isn't bad tho
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  16. OurSin

    OurSin lol @ equality

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    Melodyne and/or autotune are the only ways to go
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  17. Bonnie Bathory

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    I will try this
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