September 7 2021
I like to think that I am an absolute, spontaneous creative that constructs my art from scratch at every step of the process. The truth is that I employ some templates. I have some go-to moves. For vocals, I have a pre-saved standard for my EQ, I use a vocal preset on a warmer plugin, and I typically add some saturation.
I was recording some accessory parts for my new arrangement of Boom Boom Ticka Ticka. I had not listened to the vocals since I recorded them two weeks ago. I was really impressed with the way the vocals fit in the mix. For a song like this, I would normally turn the stank knob way up because these vocals need some grit. I checked the channel because it sounded so good and I wanted to see what I had done previously. There was nothing. It was a completely clean track. That’s right, no filter needed. This was all me.