Layering is recording another vocal track after the main vocal track has been recorded, but for the 'layer' vocal track, the MC only says certain words or phrases. When the layer track is combined with the main vocal track, those words or phrases are given an added emphasis. If you apply effects (panning, EQ, echo, reverb, filters) or simply mix the layer track at a low volume, it can be a very subtle effect, but it still makes a difference.
To hear good use of layered vocals, download some tracks by Aesop Rock.
WRONG...that what u r talking about is called 'backings', i do it everyday, and layering is exactley as it sounds..do 1 take...then on a new tracke do an identical take, some fine 'cuting' may need to be done if the rapper u are recording isnt perfect, just get the 'syllables' to match up, the more of these u do tho be careful of 'flanging'...try panning one ov the vox tracks 50 percent left and the other the same but panned Right...sounds nice...or even pan HARD left and hard right, and do another take not panned but Centre.. have fune dude
Last edited by statikmayhem; 02-02-2011 at 10:43 AM.