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Vocal Treatment On Clapton's "Let It Rain"

Postby Jathon Delsy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:25 am

Any ideas on the engineering treatment used on the lead vocal of Eric Clapton's "Let It Rain"? It's such a fresh smooth sound, which is clearly partly due to his vocal sound and performance, but the engineering perfectly compliments and enhances Eric's considerable singing talents.
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Re: Vocal Treatment On Clapton's "Let It Rain"

Postby Jathon Delsy » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:37 pm

Sorry I forgot to put a link, it's here,,,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi3WxjnjJ80
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Re: Vocal Treatment On Clapton's "Let It Rain"

Postby Sam Inglis » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:15 pm

Sounds to me as though it's double or possibly triple-tracked. You can hear that fairly clearly in the verse beginning about 1'50, where the double-tracking is a bit looser.
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Re: Vocal Treatment On Clapton's "Let It Rain"

Postby Tim Gillett » Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:36 pm

Yes the extra vocals really lift it. Unison plus high harmony lines I hear.
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Re: Vocal Treatment On Clapton's "Let It Rain"

Postby Wonks » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:13 pm

In 2006, Clapton said the only thing he didn't like about the (eponymous Eric Clapton) album is his voice, because it sounds so "high" and "young", which Clapton disliked, because he always wanted to sound like an old guy.
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Re: Vocal Treatment On Clapton's "Let It Rain"

Postby Zukan » Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:57 pm

Wonks wrote:In 2006, Clapton said the only thing he didn't like about the (eponymous Eric Clapton) album is his voice, because it sounds so "high" and "young", which Clapton disliked, because he always wanted to sound like an old guy.

At least he looks the part..
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Re: Vocal Treatment On Clapton's "Let It Rain"

Postby Jathon Delsy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:26 am

Wonks wrote:In 2006, Clapton said the only thing he didn't like about the (eponymous Eric Clapton) album is his voice, because it sounds so "high" and "young", which Clapton disliked, because he always wanted to sound like an old guy.
Actually those are the very qualities I like about this vocal, although I am a fan of all of Eric's singing, including the more manly growling sound. But for this song his fresh open singing is just beautiful.
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Re: Vocal Treatment On Clapton's "Let It Rain"

Postby Jathon Delsy » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:30 am

Sam Inglis wrote:Sounds to me as though it's double or possibly triple-tracked. You can hear that fairly clearly in the verse beginning about 1'50, where the double-tracking is a bit looser.
Yes, it's very subtle, but I can just hear it. I thought that it might be double tracking, but I could not distinguish the different voices. Perhaps Eric's phrasing and timing is that precise that he can get it very exact.
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