Join Josh Harris for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a vocoder, part of Remixing Techniques: Arranging and Song Form.
I exported a few stems out of the Pro Tools radio mix session into Reason for…this next portion of the course.…These stems are roughly mixed, and as you can see by looking at the Mixer…section in Reason, I have lead vocals, background vocals, drums, bass,…synths, and guitars.…To the right of the guitars, I have a copy of the lead vocal track and a mixer,…which is acting as a submixer for all of the vocoding that I'm about to add.…For those of you who might not be familiar with vocoders, I feel confident that…you've heard them before, as they rose to popularity in the 1970s on many funk…and disco records and have a few periods of resurgence since then.…
The most popular vocoder sound is the robot voice. And before I begin to record…the vocoder part, let me briefly take you on a tour of the setup.…In the most basic terms, a vocoder has an input for a carrier input and an…input for a modulator input.…As we can see on the back of the Reason BV12 vocoder, the carrier input has a…little keyboard icon by it and the modulator input has a microphone by it.…
- Reviewing the different types of arranging: music, remix, and radio/club
- Referencing a previous version of the song
- Listening to stems
- Creating a sketch arrangement
- Adding synths and guitars
- Developing the drums and bass
- Using time stretching
- Creating a radio edit from a club mix
- Adding special effects like drum fills and delays
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Arranging: An Overview
2. Arranging for the Radio
3. Arranging for the Club
4. Creating a Radio Edit from a Club Mix
5. Adding Arrangement Ear Candy
6. Final Listens
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