what instrument is most recommended for vocals?

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  1. icoy08

    icoy08 New Member

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    what instrument is most recommended for vocals?
  2. voice of god

    voice of god Prodigal Pyjamas Pervert Staff Member Super Mod

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    um, your voicebox:rolleyes:
  3. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    depends on the style in a huge way - what piece are you doing?
  4. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    The obvious answer is a voice - but I don't think that's what icoy08 really meant :).

    If I want to put a melody line in a midi file - one which is eventually inteded to be sung - I usually use a flute voice, since it's easy for he vocalist to listen to.
  5. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    Voice Oohs (000.053) are also obvious, but not many synthesisers reproduce them effectively. I have a couple great custom-built SoundFont patches you may try out, if you are capable of utilising them.
  6. Kanix

    Kanix New Member

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    I generally use one of the types of saxophones.
  7. lalalala

    lalalala New Member

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    I think the piano sounds pretty good for voice
  8. jeaniesing

    jeaniesing Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod

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    Female voices I like the clarinet - esp. if he female is an alto - it best matches the tone qualities she'll have to produce and it cuts through the other voices...

    Male I like the bassoon for the tone quality except that its quiet and I often opt for the tenor sax to cut through
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  9. gebby

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    I've tried lots of instruments, but SynCalliope seems best to me.
  10. dontcallmehelga

    dontcallmehelga New Member

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    Sometimes a nice electric piano sound can be pretty cool
  11. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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    ...As wonderfully expressed in All Night Long. I love that song.

    Oboe can be a beautiful "ahh" choice, given the right synthesiser.
  12. Kanix

    Kanix New Member

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    Piano tends to work pretty well most of the time. I've heard a few MIDIs where it sounds bad, but more oftne than not, those MIDIs are pretty badly sequenced to begin with.
  13. songer

    songer New Member

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    voice oohs & choir work really well for backup vocal guides...
  14. TxZephyr

    TxZephyr New Member

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    I would say for voice the best instrument would be piano with guitar running a very very close second/alternative.
  15. Mystic_Puppy

    Mystic_Puppy New Member

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    Pianos get you in tune and help you expand your vocal notes,You go key by key and try to sing that note and if you cant hit it you have something to work on. (I know thats how I learnd how to sing ....... well...... mostly) :D
  16. fidelio

    fidelio New Member

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    Yeah, piano, then guitar
  17. mikeward1701

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    Hello all, newbie here :)

    I find it depends on several factors;
    - the piece of music
    - the singer you'e trying to emulate
    - the style of the song

    I use the following soft synths with Sonar 3 Producer Edition;
    OR - Edirol HQ Orchestral
    SQ - Edirol HQ Super Quartet
    HC - Edirol HQ Hyper Canvas

    for Soprano and Contralto (Alto) voices;
    Piccolo Vibrato - OR
    Flute Vibrato - OR
    Oboe Vibrato - OR
    Clarinet 1 - OR
    Soprano Sax - HC
    Alto Sax - HC

    for Tenor, Baritone and Bass voices;
    Oboe Vibrato - OR
    Clarinet 1 - OR
    Oboe Vibrato - OR
    Clarinet 1 - OR (lower register)
    Bass Clarinet - OR
    English Horn Vibrato - OR
    Classical Trumpet - OR
    Trombone - OR
    French Horn Stop - OR


    But i occasionally stray from the norm, it all depends on what im writing and the mood im in at the time.


    Mike

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