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    I use it a lot. It will require attention to detail when editing to make sure they line up.

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    T-C Helicon makes a Duplicator unit (about $100) that adds a bit of artifact to a duplicated signal, just enough artifact to make it sound as if not merely a duplicated track (as the intent of the unit.) I recently purchased the unit but have not used it at this juncture for this purpose--it has some other features I found desirable for purchasing.

    From another prospective, after recently reading on Sweetwater's InSync about how a producer for a Talking Heads' song had the musicians come in on different notes each using a different musical style (notably, without the playback tracks of the other musicians), I wondered how this would sound vocally instead of seeking a "tight" vocal sound whether of the same singer or a second backup singer--maybe even with harmony parts. Just a notion I'll try when I come across a song this might add something pleasing--JeffF.

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    Common technique? EVERYONE does this!!!

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    I double my backing harmony lines more than my main vocal...it thickens the sound, if that's what you are looking for. BTW....I have the ADT and don't really like it...but I did use it subtley recently on a nylon string rhythm part instead of a chorus effect. Nice.

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    I can appreciate this is an older thread but the question made me think. I used to think doubling up the same vocal line was a good thing . In retrospect I now think it's better to correct the reason the original voice needs something . In my case I don't feel doubling really adds anything artistically . it's just trying to fix something that lacking presence without addressing the real problem whatever that may be either artistically or sonically or dynamically .... Not wishing to throw a spanner in the works

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    what jimmy said. It's like a chorus, but better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damianhk View Post
    what jimmy said. It's like a chorus, but better.
    Right! If done well and placed appropriately in the mix...

    Think of a chorus effect used on a single guitar part. It widens the sound quite a bit, but it can kind of washy and phasey. As compared to a second recording of the guitars, when tight, gives a bigger sense of space because it isn't just a modulation of the original. It is two separate instruments. The effect is totally different.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wink wink View Post
    i would go for a computer generated second vocal myself as it would not sound so unplesent
    You should reply to my PM.
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    these comments apply to close harmonies as well.

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