Identifying the subtle effects used on your favorite records can be near impossible, everything is already blended together. You know there’s something in the mix that’s helping the vocal stand out but you can’t put your finger on it.
It’s probably one of these audio magic tricks, some unique blend of special effects.
In this tutorial Fab Dupont shows you how to make your vocal tracks special with these classic special effects. Explore the tricks that professional engineers use to give vocals body, depth, width and magic.
Learn several classic tricks and get inspired to find your own unique combinations of effects:
Antares Harmony EFX
Soundtoys Devil-Loc Deluxe
Waves Doubler 2
Sonnox Oxford EQ
Avid Dyn3 Compressor/Limiter & Expander/Gate
Roosevelt Adrian Noguera Sánchez •Sunday, April 9, 2023
Camundongo •Tuesday, September 20, 2022
firstname.lastname@example.org •Monday, April 18, 2022
Fab is referring the "how to use reverb on vocal tracks" video to show some sidechain and gate stuff on the long reverb. i really like the long reverb itself, but can't find the video" how to use reverb on vocal tracks" anyone got it?
JorgeZM •Tuesday, April 28, 2020
therese.t •Monday, November 6, 2017
Is it possible to get the dub- effect without buying the Harmonizer plugin? I have cubase 9 and native komplete ultimate.
Fusiblestudio •Saturday, January 14, 2017
Thank u . You are the Boss
soundspace2001 •Thursday, December 15, 2016
This trick with the compressor and the VOX KEY is AWESOME!!! So cool!!!
viccieleaks •Wednesday, December 14, 2016
aitanlevy •Monday, June 6, 2016
I always learn so much more than what I expected to learn.
Fab is so good at giving you the Hows and Whys; that you really get it and can apply what you've learned to so many other situations.
xav •Saturday, January 9, 2016
What do you think about this for live performance ?
Harmony EFX + Waves Doubler (+ Soundtoys Microshift ?)
Is it often used ? Efficient ?
djbrimlo •Friday, January 1, 2016
GREAT! Appreciate the insight! Great tricks to have in the toolbox.
odrybenj •Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Nice one Fab.
@Trovadormusic, you can send your signal to a bus and select the bus with side chain on your plug-in. Not all plugins have side chain though
trovadormusic •Sunday, December 6, 2015
Great video, does the "key" exist in Logic Pro X? Or how would you do that trick in Logic?
mghecea •Wednesday, October 14, 2015
FAB is a great teacher! Entertaining and extremely knowledgeable treats the audio mixing topics like a true artisan and craft master of sound! This video was a pleasure to watch. Finally, learned how to put a subtle harmony effect together without it sounding stringent of weird! The waves doubler is explained in great detail on setting it up to give better results! It gives detailed examples and he repeats the process for the slower observer, which is probably me! The sections on gating are worth the price of admission! I'm a Pensado fan and now I think I just became a FAB fan...Good job!