HipHop 'Aged' vocals

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  1. lazyj

    lazyj Indecent Exposure Ind-Ex

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    Hey all,
    just wondering if anyone knows how producers make those vocals on hiphop tunes sound high pitched, but more so, old skool sounding...??
    obviously changing the pitch is easy, but there must b another effect they use because i dont want to put the chipmunks over a tune...!!!!!
    Recently loads of producers use this and it does sound good when used properly, eg. F - Beggars - Where did the sun go,

    Let us know if you have any ideas or know...
    Thanks alot
     
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    you talking about sampled vocals or recorded?
     
  3. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    why would that matter... a sample is still a recording? :confused:

    and in my opinion, this sounds shit! equally as shit as having kids sing/rap over your track!
     
  4. greddie

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    do u mean like "how low can u go"?
    think its a ludacris tune, used on hudosn mohawke essential mix
     
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    well because I'm assuming if he's talking sampled he's probably talking the old chipmunk production technique that was popular in hiphop late nineties (soul chops)
    or if he's talking a recorded vocal than I might not be sure exactly what he's trying to do;
    plus there's different tricks to use for sampled or original vocals, keep in mind the sampled vocals are already processed
     
  6. TongueFlap

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    pitched and autotuned
     
  7. lazyj

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    a combo of pitching and time strech (or in this case time shrink)
    if you're taking the sample for a record you can usually play it on 45 to get it closer to the pitch you want off of the original recording
     
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    thanks for the reply man, im going to try n find the right vocal to do it with, and il let you know how it goes...
    cheers
     
  10. richie_stix

    richie_stix gomby plz

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    guess you mean me :rolleyes:? i was mistaking the sound for quite literally that chipmonk/childlike sound... this use of timestrech/pitch correction does sound good on a hip hop track and would probably sound decent over a dnb intro?