Typical "jumping voice" eurodance effect

Does anyone know how to create this "jumping voice" effect (even on synths)? Thanks!  

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randagio 2 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Olly B
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    Get a trance gate plugin or step gate plug in is easiest - OR go open up the vocal clip and choose envelope view and then volume view - then set the resolution to 16 or 32 or whatever and turn on the pencil tool - now pull the volume down every other step to get a stutter - mix up the patterns until you get the da da da - da da da. You can duplicate the volume envelopes you have drawn so you dont have to go over the whole thing with a mouse!! Once you learn this it's really quick do.....

     

    Good luck! Probably some visual tutorials somewhere which will help get the process down....

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • vitaminB
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    Olly B's envelope technique is the most flexible and allows you to have regular/irregular patterns and infinite variation in the amount of volume cut (these gated effects almost never cut all the signal, more like 60-80%).

    It can take a while to draw in the envelopes though, and I'm very lazy. If you want a really quick way to get a gated vocal try this:

    1. Add an Auto Pan device
    2. Set the Phase to 0 (so both left and right LFO are in sync)
    3. Set the Shape to 100% to make the wave as square as possible
    4. Set to beat-sync mode (not Hz) and choose your frequency (32nd, 16th notes or 8th notes are traditional, 12th and 6th notes can add perceived variation to the pattern)

    Now you can play around with the frequency and amount, and even automate these.
    Playing with the offset value will move the gate forward in relation to the beat so you can fine tune the rhythmic effect.

    Also, try using different waveforms. Sawtooth and triangle have different attack and decay properties that you might like the sound of.

    Further experimentation: Two of these gates in series, running at different rates (2nd one slower than 1st) can make some interesting patterns!

    e n j o y :)

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • randagio
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    thank you! i'll try and let you know ;)

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • shacoca
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    you've probably already gotten all the answers you need. but i'll toss in another approach. in that vid, it sounds to me like the "jumping" is being created with a gate sidechained with the high hats. i've done this with synth pads, using the entire rhythm mix to trigger a gate on the pad track. it's really cool! you can play with the hold and release controls on the gate, use different elements or chains to trigger the sidechain. or even process the feed to the sidechain to get different results. what you end up with is a chopping effect that's less "patterny" and follows rhythmic variations of other elements in the mix. you can exaggerate it pretty far and it still sounds cohesive. and like vitaminB's technique, you can try lots of variations quickly and easily without having to draw envelopes. but if you do take things further with automation.....forget it! hours of crazy!! have fun!

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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