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    Rap/Hip Hop/R&B Lead Vocal Chain

    Requirements: Waves Plugins "VEQ4" "VCOMP" "SSLCOMP" "REDESSER" "RVERB"


    Tweak HP @ The far left to your liking as it adds/cuts bass from the voice.

    Tweak LF @ Usually 100-180-330 In -db as that usually fogs up the vocals.
    "Muddyness Lowerer"

    Same as LF for LMF As you go towards 220 it becomes more clear an opposite towards 1200. "I Try To Get A Fullness Here"

    For HMF this is where your main voice lies within these range's.
    "1.5 - 3.3 works best for male vocals"

    For HF this will be your clarity.

    On ouput for "Analog" switch it on or off as ON brings that old analog noise with it that can be nice at time or off for a more dry'er sound.



    I usually leave everything the same but for "Limit Level & Ratio"

    Limit Level

    Tweak Limit Level from +4 - +9, that usually works best for me.
    "More towards +4 to tame vocals better and more towards +9 too make them more dynamic or even higher .

    Ratio

    Switch between 1.5:1 & 6:1 Goin from dark too brighter sounding presence.

    - On ouput for "Analog" switch it on or off as ON brings that old analog noise with it that can be nice at time or off for a more dry'er sound.




    Attack & Release

    Attack i use here to get more compression out of the vocal, .1 being the most you can get for db reduction.

    Tweak release to your liking.
    "I usually listen here for a consistent sound without it phasing up and down"



    Now that i did all that work beefin up the vocal i also did the S's E's etc.
    So what i do is get a pretty heavy Threshold goin on for all the high's "as i brightened the vocals up quite a bit" an it don't take much away from the vocals. it sure does tame them unwanted noise's pretty good.



    This setting i usually always leave the same but you can tweak too your liking. Reason i add this at the end of all this.. is too give it just a tad bit stereo so it's not 100% mono an sits nice in the mix.

    Usually now that i'm done loading all this up in a buss, i just ride the volume intill i can here every word and it sits perfect in the mix.

    I post this here today to see what other people use far as lead vocal chains because like everybody else i'm not 100% satisfied with what i got and use but i have gottin good results with what i have listed.

    Feel free to email me at jcfubu@gmail.com about anything else.

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    I am guessing most are thinking what I am thinking. My chain is fluid depending on the singer. I have a bunch of stuff that doesn't really get used the same twice even on the same album with the same singer recorded in the same session live off the floor.

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    Default Re: Share Vocal Chains Here

    I would hope to get it all right without the plugs myself. Processing isnt how i go for the vocal sound i want.

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    Default Re: Share Vocal Chains Here

    My vocal recording chain consists of a mic and a preamp.

    then I add whatever effects I need to get it to sound right.

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    Default Re: Share Vocal Chains Here

    I am guessing most are thinking what I am thinking. My chain is fluid depending on the singer. I have a bunch of stuff that doesn't really get used the same twice even on the same album with the same singer recorded in the same session live off the floor.
    Yup. I feel the EXACT same way. Not to sound like a prick (again) but....

    If can do the same thing each and every time to get what we want, what are our studio monitors for?

    Processing isnt how i go for the vocal sound i want.
    The idea is noted.

    However, there are many many vocal sounds that require processing. The over the top air in R&B and this years hip hop requires a high shelf boost up top. Few singers would let me get by without a high-pass filter. A de-esser is something that is required if the singer doesn't naturally control their sibilance. I can't think of a vocalist alive who doesn't warrant at least some compression going in, even if it's just a 1-2dB of reduction. Obviously, the use of effects goes without saying.

    I do wish I did music more often that required zero processing on the vocals, however.

    Brandon

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