I read this vocal mixing technique from Bobby O’s website at
The lead vocal has an interesting modulation effect supplied by an > Eventide 949 Harmonizer. > It’s a trick we used to use on a vocalist with pitch problems where you tune one channel up a few cents and the other down a few cents. That spreads the vocals out a bit across the stereo spectrum, gives the impression of a double, and makes you forget all about any pitch problems that might be occurring. Listen - it works!
How would be the best way of achieving this in Cubase 7 ?
Assuming you have a mono vocal recording… make a copy of the vocal track and then pitch shift one of them up a bit (let’s say about 6 cents) and one of them down by the same amount and one of the tracks left and one to the right -I wouldn’t suggest panning hard left/right -just experiement but maybe around 50.
I often use this technique but I will tend to have the original non-picth shifted vocal panned in the centre and then two pictch shifted copies panned left and right at around 6-9dBs lower. I will then delay each copy by a very small amount (different amount for each one). Gives a nice stereo spread to the vocal.
Anyone know of a plugin that would do that?
What about Waves Doubler or Nomad Factory Mod ?
Yes, Waves Doubler does pretty much this exact process.
Cloner, Vari Audio and Pitch Correct