Re: [LAU] Black/Death Metal vocals

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Cc: Linux Audio Users <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 7:21 pm

On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 08:31:34PM +0200, leslie.polzer@gmx.net wrote:

I don't recommend using effects -- work on your microphone technique
and you should be able to achieve all the classic sounds without
having to strain your voice much. Good death metal vocals are often
not nearly as loud as they seem. I've never heard any effects that
sounded nearly as good as an experienced death-metal vocalist.
Distortion tends to bring to mind industrial and EBM vocals rather
than metal. Compression can help to even things out, and reverb as
appropriate (or as inappropriate, for that kvlt black metal sound).

That said, experimenting with different mics can help to achieve
particular tones (black metal is better served than death metal by the
ubiquitous SM-58), and a decent mic preamp can also help.

Some admittedly silly, mediocre-quality examples (made exclusively in
linux, though!):

http://cipht.net/tmp/bmbbq-invitation.mp3 (black metal-ish)

http://cipht.net/sillyness/tidings-of-comfort-and-joy.mp3
(death metal-ish; from ages ago, so I must have been using a
really cheap mic at the time.. also I can now here that my
technique was really a lot weaker at that point, proof that
practice and experience really help.)

Cheers.

--
Julian Squires

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[LAU] Black/Death Metal vocals, , (Thu Oct 25, 6:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] Black/Death Metal vocals, Julian Squires, (Sun Oct 28, 7:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] Black/Death Metal vocals, David Griffith, (Sun Oct 28, 8:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] Black/Death Metal vocals, Wolfgang Woehl, (Mon Oct 29, 10:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] Black/Death Metal vocals, David Griffith, (Mon Oct 29, 10:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] Black/Death Metal vocals, Jorge Salgueiro, (Mon Oct 29, 10:35 am)
Re: [LAU] Black/Death Metal vocals, Dmitry Baikov, (Thu Oct 25, 11:12 pm)