It Is What It Isn't

It Is What It Isn't

sbs2018's picture



Liner Notes: 

So this is my remix of Julian Gray's "It Is What It Isn't" song released on Mau5Trap via Dead5Mau, samples courtesy of Sonic Academy remix contest. Adding my vocals as a duet gave me another opportunity to play with my new CLA Vocals Plugin by Waves, going for texture and not timing, which ended up as an echoey technique - lol! The contest is now over so this was done for fun.


Lyrics courtesy of Julian Gray.

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


jcollins's picture

Listening now, sounds great! Love the vocal overdubs. Okay, it is over now it sounded really really good I like it. You're quite a producer. Great job on this

Jerry Pettit's picture

Hey, I really enjoyed this like I do all your stuff. Have I ever recommended "Melodyne" to you? It's not just for vocal tuning (and I use it on every track that I sing and also use it to generate some of my harmonies), but you can use it to fix TIMING issues also--so that your vocal "shadowing" could have been pretty much spot on. It breaks down your vocals syllable by syllable and then you can move them around with a mouse to line up perfectly with Mr. Gray's vocal. I think there are versions of Melodyne that are around fifty bucks or so (on sale), but I think it is worth it at double the price.

sbs2018's picture

Not a fan of Melodyne’s interface. Here I’m focusing on what the CLS plugin has to offer, which is vocal styling, adding vocal textural effects - not timing or pitch. Besides, I kinda thought the echoy thing was a fun effect. Smile

davidtaro's picture

I love that effect you’re getting from shadowing the vocal. Sounds awesome! I have the CLA guitar plugin, should prob try the vocal one. If it’s anything like the guitar, it’s prob great for situations where you need a very specific sound, maybe not to use all the time? Sounds cool here mind you!!

Panch's picture

Belated congratulations on hitting the 50. Great production on this one and yes, the delay is very effective.

Belladonna's picture

Interesting, sounds really spacey. I like the echoing. Good collab.