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How is max martin and serban getting their vocal sound?

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Offline serbanandmaxrules

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How is max martin and serban getting their vocal sound?
« on: September 05, 2019, 04:20:20 AM »
It has to be something their doing during tracking. It is not just their room or mic.

There is a tier or ball park I am not in and that most are not in. There has to be some tracking chain that these pros know that we don't because when I play these two alone they sound amazing and like a song with just the two of them.


Basically I know arranging matters and knowing how to mix matters but I stress and obsess on how max martin and serban are getting this  vocal sound and their tracking processing because these pros like max martin and serban get their vocal so dam good that the vocal in itself is a song. you can play this vocal by itself or with one instrument and you are instantly pulled in emotionally...

arianna side to side vocal stem --->https://www.gearslutz.com/board/attachment.php?attachmentid=839029&d=1567649209

Offline AlexanderLaBrea

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Re: How is max martin and serban getting their vocal sound?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2019, 11:57:47 AM »
Don't think it's anything out of the ordinary. The vocal chains amongst the top producers are kinda the same. Manley Ref/Neumann U87/Telefunken 251 into a Neve 1073/Chandler TG2 into an 1176. Something along those lines are pretty common. Which obviously is an expensive chain. But that's secondary. It's pretty much all about them having amazing singers to work with, the vocal production being on point and obviously Serban being an amazing vocal mixer. He compresses really hard but in a very musical way.

Ari could just as easily have been recorded through a Shure Sm7b and I don't think we would've heard that much of a difference to be honest. But having a dry room obviously helps, and a decent mic through a decent pre. Then it's all up to the singer and getting the right performance. 

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Re: How is max martin and serban getting their vocal sound?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2019, 08:10:38 PM »


I took that.