Join Larry Crane for an in-depth discussion in this video Re-amping vocals, part of Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixing.
One of my favorite things to do in the studio is to re-amp vocals. …During the mixing process, a lot of times there's a section of the song where, I …want to hear a different sound. And instead of like, equalizing and …compressing and getting all aggressive with outward studio equipment, in the …control room I'll just pipe a signal out to the studio here, send it through a …guitar amplifier or something else like that, and put a mic on it and record it. …So, when we do that we use a reamp box which allows us to take the line level …signals and drop them down to levels like a guitar output which allows us to go …right into the amp like this. So we're going to take a vocal track here …that we've recorded earlier and pipe it out through the amp.…
And just kind of do a little bit of tweaking. …I'll put some spring reverb on it and stuff. …Let's check this out. (MUSIC) (MUSIC) Really fun. …You can do stuff with that where you, add different effects like this to it, little …subtle effects, do a little bit of equalizing, and kind of change the vocal sound.…
Want more music production secrets? Check out Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Recording.
- Understanding the mix room acoustics
- Cutting frequencies
- Prepping vocal takes
- Drum mixing
- Gating audio for noise elimination or for creative purposes
- Creating and using backwards reverb in a DAW
- Re-amping guitars, bass, vocals, and more