We explain how to use Digital Performer’s comping tools to assemble a killer vocal take.
Sometimes that ‘magical’ vocal performance happens in one take, but most of the time we need to splice it together from multiple takes in a process called compositing, or comping. Either way, we should start by recording multiple vocal performances — takes — that become the raw material we sort through to find or build the optimum vocal track.
How to approach recording multiple takes depends on many factors, including the vocalist and how to draw out their best performance. A common technique, though, is to loop a section of the song while tracking and have the vocalist repeat the section non-stop, so they can...
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