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Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by waloshin, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Where singers voices enhanced in the 60's. It just seems the singers in the 60's had better voices then the singers of today that have to have their voices enhanced.

    Though I think Amy Lee, and Celine Dion have some of the best live voices today.

    example Amy Lee Live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2qZt8l7Xy8
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    What happens is that you only remember the best recording of the 60's the mediocre stuff is long forgotten. So you compare the best of the best of the 60's to the current top 40 list where 90% of any top 40 list will turn out to be that mediocre stuff

    But yes Frank Sinatra had a nice voice but you know what? He could not have sounded that way without recording technology. In the distant past singers were trained to sing loud so they could be heard in the back of the room. Then came mics and amps and speakers which allowed them to change their style.
  3. zimv20 macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002
    what do you mean by "enhanced"? are you talking about singing skills or how those vocals were recorded?
  4. james-thescalie macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2008
    I have thought about this before. I think it might be a 50/50 sort of thing, now there is so much more you can do to enhance voice's in studios with programs like protools so the skill level doesn't necessarily need to be as high as before. But then i agree with ChrisA with the thought that all the bad singers were forgotten and that we are comparing the greats of yesterday with the crap of today:)

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