There's more to creating good vocal harmonies than just using pitch shifting software. In this tutorial, Joe Albano takes us through the basic concepts and considerations you need to know.  

Double up (or down)

The Third’s the charm 

Fig 1 A melody line (top) and a Harmony line, a Third (more or less) above (bottom)

Other intervals

Selective harmonies 

Fig 2 A melody with selective harmonies only on certain words and phrases

Harmonic melodies 

Tighter or looser harmonies 

Different voices

The rub

Joe is a musician, engineer, and producer in NYC. Over the years, as a small studio operator and freelance engineer, he's made recordings of all types from music & album production to v/o & post. He's also taught all aspects of recording and music technology at several NY audio schools, and has been writing articles for Recording magaz... Read More


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