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Making Vocals Sound Like they're Under Water
Old 20th May 2006
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Making Vocals Sound Like they're Under Water

Today I had a singer ask me to make his vocals sound as if he is under water. I've never had this request before and I'm not sure how to do it.

I'm pretty sure they're is a way to do it, I've heard it before on other records.

Any advice would be appreciated.
Old 20th May 2006
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get a bucket of water, a mic with a condom over it, and a loud speaker.
Old 20th May 2006
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I'm pretty sure someone posted this exact topic a while ago...

Ah, yes, here it is!

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/showthrea...ght=underwater
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A friend of mine is busy with this subject -

http://homepage.mac.com/bavala/underwater.htm

I think he's got Underwater IR's for SpaceDesigner and Alitverb for download / sale .. just email him !

here his Thesis on Underwater acoustics :

http://homepage.mac.com/bavala/thesis.htm

He's also specialed in Reverse Speech -- and other really weird Audio related stuff

Just write him and ask what you need ... best MDM
Old 21st May 2006 | Show parent
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Today I had a singer ask me to make his vocals sound as if he is under water. I've never had this request before and I'm not sure how to do it.
Stick him in your bathtub and mic the surface. If that doesn't work, toss a toaster in there. Either way, problem solved.
Old 21st May 2006
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Quote:
Originally Posted by johnjm22
Today I had a singer ask me to make his vocals sound as if he is under water. I've never had this request before and I'm not sure how to do it.

I'm pretty sure they're is a way to do it, I've heard it before on other records.

Any advice would be appreciated.
I have achieved this type of an effect using the symphonic #15 preset with an SPX90. The symphonic is a chorusy kind of underwater sound.
I know that the SPX90 is an older out of date unit, but for certain special effects like this it would work great.
Good luck with this fishy band!
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You can use Logic's obscure effect " SPECTRAL GATE " for this - If you have logic of course, that is ... some nice delays after that and there ya go " Das U-boat " too the max
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Old 21st May 2006 | Show parent
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any bad 'noise reduction' software can do this.
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