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No Rules: Chart topper with TONS of Reverb
Old 22nd January 2013
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No Rules: Chart topper with TONS of Reverb

Jason Joshua has said that reverb is death to rap vocals. Many people have echo'd the same sentiment.

A$AP Rocky - ****in' Problems

TONS of reverb.


Now, I tend to mix rap vocals on the drier side (for the most part) but...
Just do what sounds good to you!
Old 22nd January 2013
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(Insert any weeknd song here)

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Old 22nd January 2013
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agreed. They had a pretty good write up on his album earlier this week in the new york times

this track is fire too

Old 22nd January 2013
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I would argue that there's plenty of room for the reverb on that track. So much so that it's a feature of the track. It's when a mix starts getting busy or the arrangement is cluttered that it becomes counter-productive to try and force reverb into the vocal like that.
Old 22nd January 2013
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Reverb is the new autotune
Old 23rd January 2013 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dayl ➑️
Reverb is the new autotune
Try autotuning a reverb, sounds funky sometimes =D
Old 23rd January 2013
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A lot of what I've heard from A$AP Rocky in my opinion wasn't well mixed anyway. And I actually like a few of the tracks (believe it or not). But I honestly thought a number of his songs might have been better with a different mix.
Most of it sounds low budget or inexperience studio for a national recording artist.
Old 23rd January 2013
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I think the lack of standard engineering helped make his style so unique... most of his hooks and adlibs have "loads" of reverb, and its done in a way that strangely works

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Old 23rd January 2013
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The rhymes made that song, and were reasonably dry to my ears.
Old 23rd January 2013
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I agree as someone said earlier about backing off the reverb when dealing with a busy mix, but usually I find there's usually room for a nice subtle reverb just to tuck the box in...but as I like to tell my peers "if it sounds good, its sounds good, don't over analyze with the eyes"

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Old 24th January 2013
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no matter the quality, somebody will make it look / sound good sooner or later.
Old 24th January 2013
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Perhaps I'm missing something, but the vocals sound pretty much like any other rap song in terms of reverb. Just the occasional double where the verb is used strictly as an effect rather than for space.

Maybe I listened to the wrong song or something.....
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