Help with vocal sound

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Sortitoutonsunday
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Post 07 Aug 2019

Hello Reason friends!

I've been listening to The Radio Dept. and their record "Lesser Matters" a lot lately and inspired by them I want to try replicating their vocal sound for some new tracks. I can't seem to make it work even how I try though. Anyone want to give me some thoughts or ideas? Here are some songs from that record:





They all sound a little bit different but all of them has some kind of filter to them (seems to be the hardest part to figure out). Most songs from the record have a lot of reverb (tried plate and hall in RV7000 but it doesn't feel right) and vocal harmonies (haven't tried yet but I plan on using Polar since I already have that one). How would you do this in Reason? Preferably with stock or free plugins since I cannot afford anything new atm. I know it won't be exactly the same, but I just want to make music with the same kind of feeling in it.

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Despondo
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Post 07 Aug 2019

Cannot view the video in Canada, so I cannot help you... :-(

"Video unavailable
This video contains content from [Merlin] Beggars, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."

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Post 07 Aug 2019

Despondo wrote:
07 Aug 2019
Cannot view the video in Canada, so I cannot help you... :-(

"Video unavailable
This video contains content from [Merlin] Beggars, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds."
Same for Germany
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selig
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Post 07 Aug 2019

What I'm hearing:
Sing low and breathy, double (or triple track), smooth compression (you should hear breaths and sibilance), reverb (no pre delay, medium length, try room or plate to start).
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Djstarski
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Post 07 Aug 2019

i would try high filter first to get rid of the lows and some low mids . Then heavy on the compression , bringing out the breaths more . Then try a little high shelf . It`s kind of like a telephone effect to me . And last but not least some distortion or maybe saturation . Just a guess

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Sortitoutonsunday
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Post 09 Aug 2019

Hmmm.. I didn't know youtube movies had country restrictions.. Does this one work?



Thank you Selig and Djstarski! Much appreciated. I will try this.
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Post 09 Aug 2019

Sortitoutonsunday wrote:
09 Aug 2019
Hmmm.. I didn't know youtube movies had country restrictions.. Does this one work?
Nope. They probably licensed material to be only broadcasted within national borders, which is sad, but a lot cheaper than worldwide usage rights.
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Post 15 Aug 2019

To get that squashed EQ sound, try inserting the vocals into the Audiomatic Retro Transformer. There are some similar sounding presets in there to help . Then you can add some more saturation/compression on top of it followed by some verb and ducked delay.
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Post 15 Aug 2019

The songs are available on Apple Music in Germany, so I guess there is also a chance to listen to them in Spotify?

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