Phil Collins "In The Air Tonight" vocal effect vst???

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KVRist
37 posts since 19 Jan, 2008

Post Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:22 am

It seems like there is a vocal multiplier or some strange short slap back delay or something like that. Can't quite figure it out.

Anybody know how to achieve this effect???

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KVRist
181 posts since 15 Mar, 2005 from Éire

Post Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:58 am

probably a vocoder filtered in from a second vocal track every now and again

BFunKu
KVRAF
2812 posts since 30 Oct, 2006 from The City that Started House Music

Post Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:49 am

I think there might be some Gated Reverb in there too

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KVRAF
9830 posts since 2 Jan, 2005 from somewhere in the woods

Post Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:51 am

BFunKu wrote:I think there might be some Gated Reverb in there too
yep and a phaser probabely
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970 posts since 21 Aug, 2006 from toronto, on

Post Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:59 am

BFunKu wrote:I think there might be some Gated Reverb in there too
:D

blatanville
KVRian
970 posts since 21 Aug, 2006 from toronto, on

Post Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:01 am

IIRC from my time as a huge Genesis/PG/PC fan in the mid-80s, most of "Face Value" was tracked and mixed at Phil's new home studio, hence most of the production would have been pretty basic (exemplified by how bare the arrangement on "In the Air Tonight" is, for instance) seek the simplest solution, young Jedi...

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KVRAF
7050 posts since 25 Nov, 2002 from not sure

Post Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:10 am

I heard it was the same effect that Cher used for believe...

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KVRAF
5885 posts since 16 Aug, 2006

Post Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:00 pm

Isn't the In The Air Tonight vocal just drenched in a reverse reverb? It's been a while since I heard the actual song, but when Family Guy parodied it, Stewie was definately rocking a reverse reverb. To do so, reverse your vocal, add lots of reverb, reverse your vocal so that it's playing forwards again. The reverb will now be in reverse, fading into the vocals as opposed to away from them.

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KVRAF
16067 posts since 2 Dec, 2003 from Nashville, TN

Post Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:24 pm

Why not let Phil himself tell you how he made that song. Here ya go!

http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_phil_collins_air/


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bduffy
KVRAF
19062 posts since 13 Feb, 2003 from Vancouver, Canada

Post Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:38 pm

Ah! THere's the article. I was going to say, his vocal is pretty simple in that, except for the vocoder stuff, which was added in the studio, IIRC. Seems to me it's mostly a big slapback delay and maybe a chorus/doubler or something...

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KVRAF
6939 posts since 4 Jun, 2004 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:01 pm

On the whole vocal track: slapback delay (80 ms?)
The "I Remember" part is ofcourse a vocoder.
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bduffy
KVRAF
19062 posts since 13 Feb, 2003 from Vancouver, Canada

Post Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:24 pm

Sounds about right.

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KVRist
316 posts since 25 Sep, 2003 from London

Post Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:38 am

the AMS 1580 dual delay harmoniser is what is used on phil collins vocal along with a Lexicon reverb probably a 300.

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bduffy
KVRAF
19062 posts since 13 Feb, 2003 from Vancouver, Canada

Post Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:38 am

Sounds about right.

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KVRist
37 posts since 19 Jan, 2008

Post Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:15 pm

so what's a good plug-in equivalent to achieve this same result???

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