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Recording gang vocals

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Heabow, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. JeffTD

    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    How long are the parts? Do they need a pitch reference? If short/no was your answer, you can toss a pair of headphones on the ground, crank the shit out of them so they can hear the click/lead in, and then drop the volume before they all do the part.

    I do this when tracking vocals sometimes as a way to let the vocalist be in the same room and not have to be wearing headphones; he wears headphones, I manually duck the volume around his takes. Bleed goes away and my ears don't get sore and sweaty.
     
  2. Studdy

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    Use one person as the director/coordinator. They wear the headphones and will count the part in, do the waynes world thing and dont say 2 or 1. lol
     
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    I usually make on in charge of counting. Only he wearing headphones. Then I just make them repeat the phrase. Then just cut and align
     
  4. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    This time I set up a pair of headphones for two guys (4 in total). It worked well.

    Thanks man, will try it.
     
  5. plague_rider

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    I went ahead and recorded 4 guys at once, took a few takes, as mentioned above, if they're poorly rehearsed its difficult. did a couple of takes then got them to switch positions then recorded another couple of takes to layer it up nicely.
     
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    That's what I do too!

    Of course it can be tricky if they lack of practice, but what isn't in this scenario?
     

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