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opinion on McCartney's isolated vocals.
#1
just wondering what you guys think of Paul McCartney's isolated vocals on this one as he sings in falsetto.

is it just me or does he sound weak and off-key/flat to your ears also?

PS, would love to know how the author of this clip managed to get the vocals isolated??



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#2
When isolated, most vocals will sound slightly off. It's the sound(s) of the other instruments that mask any glitches you hear on the vocal-only track. As for how the author did this. He must have had access to the various stems - there are normally separate tracks for bass/guitar/drums/vocals. And vocals are often not recorded in the main studio but in a vocal booth where the singer is isolated from the 'spill' of the other instruments. Also, the vocal is untreated - i.e no reverb - it's a dry recording. When you add reverb, real or artificial, it gives the voice more depth. You would be surprised at how bad some well-known singers sound without this treatment. At least there's no bloody AutoTune. What you are hearing is pretty much standard for studios. There are very few vocalists who can carry a tune without any form of sound treatment.
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#3
^^
thanks Jerome,
the studio/album version sounds excellent
oh wait,
i just remembered, George Martin produced the album it comes off!

if you are curious of how the studio version sounds here is the video for it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz30-B1ASXY
PS, i love Paul's bass work on this track
"BTO....Bachman,Turner,Overweight
They were big in the 70s....for five minutes,on a Saturday,after lunch..."  -  Me 2014.


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