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Offline dan.abner99

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Even Better than the Real Thing - Vocal Track Question
« on: May 28, 2018, 10:16:02 AM »
Hi all,

I am curious to know if anyone (probably a vocalist or musician) can describe the vocal track in the song Even Better than the Real Thing. It sounds like Bono is singing the melody in a lower octave and then overdubbing (multitrack recording) singing it again 1 octave higher. Is this correct? I personally do not hear any other harmonies (3rds or 5ths), but then I'm not an expert in these things.

If the above is correct, does it sound like each voice (lower & upper octaves) is sang only once, or is each voice double tracked (sang multiple times to achieve a fuller sound)?

Thanks,

Dan



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Re: Even Better than the Real Thing - Vocal Track Question
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 02:01:05 PM »
Hi Dan,

You are correct, it is the high and low voice, each sung only once and with no harmonies.

There is some interesting vocal processing going on which make the vocals sound nice and thick.

Ben

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Re: Even Better than the Real Thing - Vocal Track Question
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 02:10:58 PM »
I think they used the same technique on Discotheque.

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Re: Even Better than the Real Thing - Vocal Track Question
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2018, 01:25:16 AM »
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Re: Even Better than the Real Thing - Vocal Track Question
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2018, 09:44:28 AM »
Babyface.  Also, the chorus of Do You Feel Loved, and to a lesser extent, If God Will Send His Angels.

Seems to be a largely 90s thing, I guess.

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Re: Even Better than the Real Thing - Vocal Track Question
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2018, 03:19:59 PM »
I think mysterious ways does this as well I dont think its edge but he maybe adds harmonies on some sections.