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    Does anyone know the exact techniques they used to achieve that real agressive vocal sound in Eminem's song "I am" ? I'm sure its a combination of vocal stacking and FX processing, but I'm hoping someone can get a bit more specific.

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    No fx, just delivery, and about 4 overdubs thats all, you cant use an effexct to make a voice sound agressive, the rapper has to do that on his own
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    I agree with what he said ^^^.

    But Eminem has said that he does 4 dubbed vocals, one screaming, one whispering, and 2 regular. Stack them. And eq them, see what you get. Hope this helps.
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    theres a few things to note about the recording tho...

    - his dubs are panned all over the place, not just stacked in one place (and yes, some dubs have different dynamics than others, such as his infamous whisper dubs)

    - the occasional delay with the hp-filterd/harmonic-distorted effect (thats the telephone-sounding echo that comes in during a lot of his pauses)
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    Originally posted by vnyce
    I agree with what he said ^^^.

    But Eminem has said that he does 4 dubbed vocals, one screaming, one whispering, and 2 regular. Stack them. And eq them, see what you get. Hope this helps.
    Are you saying he mixes all those together to make his songs? Thats pretty interesting because Ive always wondered why my vocals sound so weak compared to commercial albums.

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    I had some good rappers come over to record a demo song and it was thier first time in any decent studio and I think they were kinda nervous. They wanted a really live sound and he asked me why it wasn't sounding aggresive so I told him that he need to just perform more. Studio mics pick up everything. Even your mood. I told him to do what ever he needed to do to get excited. I ended up makin him jump around and mosh to the beat for a minute and it came out 20 times better. Dubbing will maked every thing sound fatter and nice when done right. You have to have all of your takes dead on balls and then you can pan them or whatever.
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    i believe its also some what of a harmony going on with the vocal. play around with different harmonies on the various vocal tracks. you can get some interesting results.

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    Originally posted by Beatmaster


    Are you saying he mixes all those together to make his songs? Thats pretty interesting because Ive always wondered why my vocals sound so weak compared to commercial albums.
    Man, after I found out what was up, I felt a whole lot better about my singing after I heard about all the tricks like pitch correcting, composite tracks, and using multiple vocal tracks.
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    help?

    i was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to let me no if they are aware of any other vocal techniques or recording techniques he uses. i am doing a sound production course and i am in my first year and i am doing an essay on recoring techniques used by eminem and it would be a great help if anyone would help? thanks x

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    Quote Originally Posted by vnyce View Post
    But Eminem has said that he does 4 dubbed vocals, one screaming, one whispering, and 2 regular. Stack them. And eq them, see what you get. Hope this helps.
    Can someone explain to me what this means exactly? The one screaming one whispering and 2 regular. Does this mean he screams aggressively in one dub, then does one whispering, then two normal? Or are those effects that you are talking about?

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