Vocals are the most important part of any song.
If your vocal doesn't immediately capture your audiences attention you've already lost.
Back in the day, artists like Bob Dylan could get away with lackluster voices and amazing storytelling. This was early on in the commercialization of music and like most developing industries, if a specific element of a product is great, that could be good enough.
Not anymore. Now you must have excellent vocals in order to capture your audiences attention. Especially if you're making pop songs, rap songs r&b songs or any other type of mainstream music.
So that brings us to the topic... What is a vocal preset?
A vocal preset will typically consist of an EQ, Compressor, Reverb and some other creative effects.
Sometimes the creator will use Autotune, maybe some delay, possibly even some distortion.
If you have gotten to this point you may be thinking to yourself "Everyone's voice is different, how can I sound like Young Thug with a Vocal Preset?"
This is a very astute observation. This is correct to contemplate. The way I have come to understand it is, the singer/vocalist brings their tone to the party and the vocal preset brings everything else.
With a Juice Wrld vocal preset you may not end up sounding exactly like Juice Wrld. You will sound like your own version of Juice Wrld, which some say is even cooler. Utilizing vocal presets allow you to quickly create your own relevant style. You can make a song with a Juice Wrld vocal preset, achieve his vibe, and sound like yourself.
Are they worth it?
This is highly subjective and the answer will vary from vocalist to vocalist.
As a producer, I believe they're worth it for 3 reasons.
But what about as an artist...
Are vocal presets worth buying as an artist?
I will say again, yes, vocal presets are worth buying as an artist for 3 reasons.
In conclusion, vocal presets are a great tool for artists and producers alike. Music fans will no longer tolerate "decent" vocals so it is up to you to find a way to take them to the next level.
Hopefully this article helped shed some light on the use of vocal presets and their place in modern music.
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