Figure out lead voice on Sly Stone's High on You

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meterman
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Figure out lead voice on Sly Stone's High on You

Post by meterman » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:18 pm

Was trying to get this sound the other day. Doesn't seem too tough but I don't feel like I'm getting it right. Anybody out there figured this one out or something in the ball park.

Comes in near the top of the song.
https://youtu.be/VnU2DN9Y0hY?list=PLcsF ... 9ZBSJlkpTf

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Re: Figure out lead voice on Sly Stone's High on You

Post by GregAE » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:31 am

Sounds more like an ARP than a Moog, which could be why you can't quite nail that sound.

Don't forget that EQ and post-processing also come into play here.

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Re: Figure out lead voice on Sly Stone's High on You

Post by meterman » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:37 am

Thanks for your insight, I'm not too familiar with the ARP sounds, guess I'll look into it.

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Re: Figure out lead voice on Sly Stone's High on You

Post by david » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:18 pm

Sounds very reminiscent of Billy Preston's work with the Arp Pro Soloist. Shouldn't be too difficult to create a close approximation on a Voyager: Single oscillator into resonant low pass filter. Pro Soloist filter may have been 2 pole (12db/oct) as opposed to Voyager's 4 pole. Add some fast vibrato with the mod wheel and VOILA!

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