Vocal Effects are a very important aspect to most modern popular music. I recently went online to look around for different effects that I could use for this female pop project that I am working on. I recently found this these really helpful videos on creating vocal effects.
This video talks about the Vocoder. The Vocoder gives that robotic sound that we have heard popularized by artists like The Black Eyed Peas and Chemical Brothers. Here is a quick tutorial on how to use the Vocoder within Cubase. It is a simple tool to use, and can really help you bring out certain parts of a song.
Another popular vocal effect in rock music is the “Rob Zombie” vocal effect that creates vocal layers for your an pitch shifts them appropriately for you. It is a very effective tool, and you can find it free if you look around online for a little bit. Here is a video from a guy that shows us how he makes the effect. Pretty cool effect that you could use in different types of music.
Finally, here is a video for a product called Variaudio. This tool replicates that process that we are used to seeing with auto-tune. This video is more informational than anything, because it helps teach you how the theory and process of auto tuning and pitch shifting works. I recommend you take a moment to watch this video. I apologize that it is a little bit dry.
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