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Gated Vocals – using two channels together to make a harmony

In this previous article I show an example of how to make gated vocals using a synth as a trigger. A synth channel isn’t necessary, the synth could be switched for a standard gate.

In this article I want to show that you don’t have to fill each bar with 16th and 32nd notes, it is possible to use just a few notes. I use two separate vocal channels, each with its own gate channel. Each gate channel uses three and four 16th notes. When played together they make a harmonic motif.

Gate 1

Midi notes in the Ableton Live piano roll used for triggering gated vocals

Gate 2

Midi notes in the Ableton Live piano roll used for triggering gated vocals

The process for creating each vocal channel is the same as in this article, and the gate channels are created using the same technique as in this article.

The section of gated vocals used in this article is from an early version of what eventually became Adrift.

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