Hey folks. Now that I’ve finally got my eclectic vocoder/orchestration, hard rock project done and out there, I am turning my attention to a much rawer, noise rock, post rock kind of project.
I am not a very aggressive singer by nature and my vocals come across similar to those of bands like Helmet (example below).
But I’m curious to know what some of you have done when processing the vocals to get them up front, kinds of distortion and other tricks you use that would be different to regular vocals. I’ve never been able to process what I would call naked vocals, as in no/minimal reverb and/or delay.
At the moment, I am recording pretty hot through my Golden Age Pre-73 pre amp which adds a nice amount of clipping/distortion. But from there, I am a little lost.
What are your experiences and tips? Obviously compression and eq play a major role, but give me some details as to how you are using them and what you are doing as a starting point.
Helmet example: https://youtu.be/9346rQ1d8ik?t=48
Yes, there is a delay on the vocals here, this was more the style I am producing more than anything.