Vocal shakes and transitioning with delay
59:20Soundtoys Tremolator is a huge powertool for Vanguard Project, adding amplitude modulation, sometimes subtly and sometimes overtly. Drew straps an instance over the vocal, pushes the Input gain for some drive, sets the Depth to Max, and starts auditioning different Rate settings to see what works. They quickly decide they prefer Tremolator running at 1/16, and Drew backs the Depth off to bring the effect back under the radar a little bit.
The boys turn their attention to the track’s breakdown, which feels like it comes in a bit too abruptly. Waves’ H-Delay is called up to smooth things out – with a slow Delay time, Drew automates the send amount from a break track, creating vibey echoes of a high, woody drum hit as the breakdown’s chord progression kicks in. “It’s simple, but it really helps the transition,” says Drew. “Sounds good mate,” agrees Steve. Drew tweaks the Feedback on H-Delay to make the atmospheric echoes last a little longer.