Behind the smoke and mirrors: vocal processing, treatments, and effects

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This paper explores the processing of the singing voice in the context of live and recorded vocal performance in popular culture musics (PCM). In an age where technology not only assists audible performance, but also has the capacity to facilitate, manipulate, correct or even create performance, this discussion is timely. As a sound cycle illustrates the conversion of the acoustic instrument into live and recorded formats, this discussion aids in clarification of technological applications and processing of the contemporary singing voice. It also examines corrective treatments and a range of effects. Common technical and production terminology is outlined to provide further clarity. The paper concludes with implications for listening cultures, pedagogical strategies and vocal performances in PCM. The paper is therefore relevant to teachers, students and performers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Congress of Voice Teachers (ICVT) July 10-14, 2013 Brisbane, Australia
EditorsDiane Hughes, Jean Callaghan
Place of PublicationBrisbane
PublisherInternational Congress of Voice Teachers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780992271305
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Congress of Voice Teachers (8th : 2013) - Brisbane
Duration: 10 Jul 201314 Jul 2013


ConferenceInternational Congress of Voice Teachers (8th : 2013)


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