This video is a tutorial on creating a vocal chops similar to what Martin Garrix Uses in his music. Alex Rome the presenter of this tutorial, uses Logic Pro X to achieve this technique.
This tutorial is not just a technique in vocal chopping, but it should give you some great pointers in implementing samples. Even if you produce Hip-Hop or Trap beats, this technique is transferrable to help you stand out from the crowd. Try something new, if everyone is doing the sample thing, why not create a new lane?
This technique uses a melody that you have created, and then transfers it into the vocal chop. This makes your vocals play to the sound of your melody.
Even though this is done in Logic Pro X, most DAW’s allow you to bounce the vocal into a melody. Use this as an opportunity to understand your DAW.
Most importantly, this tutorial will help you to train our ears to interpreting musical keys. If your vocal goes out of key just like in the tutorial you will need to be able to hear it. After hearing it, you will need to be able to be able to put it back in key. Another great opportunity to understand musical keys and the importance of them.
One thing I enjoyed about this tutorial, is that at 1.35 Alex highlights that his sample in which he used, was sampled from using his girlfriend’s vocals. Not everyone has a talented partner they can sample for free, but having the skill-set to be able to identify a sample and to implement the sample into a music production is a beneficial skill to any producer. Check out our Sample Area to get some high quality and royalty free samples to practice with.
This is a cool technique to get your vocals sounding awesome throughout your song. Martin Garrix uses this throughout his music, but its transferrable to other genre’s.
Experiment with this technique if you are interested in creating a dynamic sound for yourself.