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Instrumentals - melody voice substitute

Post by GBall » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:44 am

Q1: When the listing gives an example for an instrumental that has voices and wants a melody (not ambient), do you basically write a topline? A simple one? Leave the bed pretty bare?


Q2: When the timbre of a voice in an otherwise instrumental listing seems to be significant in defining the groove or feel of the genre, what works for you? Do you stay with the instruments in the genre, do you add a similar breathy or vocoder-ished synth? Something else?
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Re: Instrumentals - melody voice substitute

Post by AlanHall » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:07 am

I'm pretty sure you're not alone in having these questions. I wish we had a Taxi TV episode that explored all the ways to approach this! :?

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Re: Instrumentals - melody voice substitute

Post by cosmicdolphin » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:16 pm

GBall wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:44 am
do you basically write a topline? A simple one?
Yes...melody lite
GBall wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:44 am
Q2: When the timbre of a voice in an otherwise instrumental listing seems to be significant in defining the groove or feel of the genre, what works for you? Do you stay with the instruments in the genre,
Yes..use the rhythmic pattern of the vocal to influence how you play
GBall wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:44 am
do you add a similar breathy or vocoder-ished synth? Something else?
No I wouldn't

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