Has anyone worked up a 'lo-fi' vocal setting?

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    Al
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    …a-la Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”? I’m needing to get that ‘tele/mega-phony’ sound on a vocal channel, and was just wondering how any of you might’ve gone about setting that up if you did.
    Thanx!

    #39869
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    Steep hi and low rolloffs on the peq, so the only frequencies left in tact are from about 400-2k, then boost 1k to make it a bit more nasal. Narrow the 400-2k band even further to heighten the effect. Probably not perfect, but it’s a start.

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    Hey cornelius!
    Yeah, that was what I did to get in the proverbial ballpark. I was just wondering if any of you more clever types had another way of getting to the ‘promised land’.

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    Only speaking on behalf of myself, I’m certain there are other “clever types” out there: I’m not familiar with the song, so I don’t know exactly what sound you’re going for, all I can suggest is maybe boost the gain to get it closer to distortion, and perhaps add some slightly aggressive compression (>4:1) with high-ish MUG, just be careful what you’re sending to monitors. I did some quick Googling (how did that become a verb?!?) and it seems it’s a commonly asked question for cover bands, and common solutions include using specific mics and/or specific external fx units with certain presets. They all had the hi/low rolloff going on though. One guy actually wired an actual telephone handset into his console for use in the studio. Good luck with it.

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