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Which do you prefer?
« on: April 19, 2015, 03:59:54 PM »
Do you like to have a pure voice in a song or added effects to it?

Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2015, 04:47:58 PM »
Of course there are always going to be pros and cons with both choices but honestly, natural is always better in my opinion so I would have to go with pure voice.

Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2015, 04:58:39 PM »
Depends on the song. Most of the music I listen to calls for a purer-sounding voice, or no vocals at all. But if it’s, say, electro or certain forms of pop, sometimes a bit of effect can add to the overall mood.

Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2015, 05:06:19 AM »
I have to say a pure voice just sounds so much better to me, I know effects work with different types of music but a pure voice sounds so much better and more modern than using a synthesiser!

Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2015, 07:40:36 PM »
i would prefer the natural voice without any effects added on it. Why? Because you'll end up disappointed during the live performances if the artist uses so much effects during recording.

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Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2015, 07:44:53 PM »
I think a natural voice would be better, not only for live performances but for it adds to the realistic mood or vibe of a song. Effects are nice and all but I'm tired of auto-tune. Also, people will be able to match your normal voice better with your recording/performing voice. I think as an artist you should develop your vocals and be proud of how you sound, a little effect in a song or two never hurts just to show some creativity and playfulness.

Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2015, 09:37:34 PM »
I prefer pure vocals. If there's supposed to be an added effect to the song to make it sound a certain way (i.e., an echo of sorts to make for a ghosty-song), then I appreciate the effects (assuming they are carried out well), but otherwise I much prefer pure vocals with no effects to change their sound.

Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2015, 09:18:14 PM »
I’m realizing I really like minimally processed vocals with heavily processed music. Like, just enough of an effect on the voice that it doesn’t sound jarring and out of place, but also doesn’t eliminate the human warmth from the voice. Good stuff.

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Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2015, 05:32:16 AM »
It would depend on the vision I have on a song. But usually, I prefer just a pure raw voice.

Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2015, 03:19:32 AM »
I prefer utilizing my raw voice... although adding some echo to add some atmosphere can be nice sometimes.

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Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2015, 05:08:55 PM »
I prefer a pure voice but a little bit of added effects now and then never hurt anyone.

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Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2015, 11:27:43 AM »
I guess it depends on what you mean by "raw voice." It's actually pretty rare in a studio quality recording or live show with a decent soundboard to hear singers with no voice at all. There's generally always some subtle reverb and possibly echo added. That's one reason why a lot of DIYers record vocals in the bathroom and partially why everyone sounds great in the shower.  I think without subtle effects like that, a voice sounds kind of weird on recordings. Even a tiny amount of compression can help a vocal track. They're not as obvious as autotune but the difference without them can still be pretty jarring.

I think you guys are just having a problem with overly effected vocals. Even autotune has its place if you are using it as a bandaid to fix what's already a really great track and not a tool to try and trick us that someone who can't sing is actually really great at it.

Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2015, 05:47:07 PM »
A mix of both in the ratio of 70:30 sounds best to me. Too much auto tune destroys the song for me.

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Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2015, 12:06:00 AM »
It depends on what style or sound you're going for. But if it was up to me, I'm all for pure vocals. I love hearing all the smooth and clear parts of an artist's voice. But I think adding a bit of effects would also do good for the song, just not too much. If it's just raw voice with no effects, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't sound as amazing as it would with effects. Effects actually give a bit of kick to the song so I think that's great. But again, it depends on what sound you're going for.

Re: Which do you prefer?
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2015, 08:27:02 PM »
I think it all depends however I personally prefer a pure voice with no added extra effects.