What’s the best way to get a crowd singing effect with one person?

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5 posts since 3 Aug, 2021

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:47 pm

I’m thinking something akin to Perfect Places by Lorde. As much as I’d love to get a bunch of people together, it’s really only me at the moment, and I’m trying to figure out if there’s a way to get that effect.

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Beware the Quoth
29905 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:48 pm

crowd chamber by quikquak
successfully and consistently snarky

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4335 posts since 15 Oct, 2017 from U.S.

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:52 pm

I'm so old.....I thought of tenc & 100cc
are they still 'alive' ?
Have at it

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Boss Lovin' DR
8682 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:05 pm

MUnison by Melda is really good for this sort of stuff. The 'multitracking' presets are a good place to start and mess with the number of voices/formants/delay/pitch variations etc.

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272 posts since 2 Sep, 2012

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:30 pm

Agree with MUnison by Melda.

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12352 posts since 14 Jun, 2001 from Somewhere else, on principle

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:56 pm

Overdubs! Record yourself several times - sing in different octaves, shout one, whisper one, mumble one like you don't know the words, etc. Then layer it up and use effects to make it even bigger.
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1793 posts since 2 Jul, 2010

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:08 pm

What BONES said. With a bit of formant shifting to create more distinct voices.

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