Here’s a great introduction to singing into using synthesizers with vocals from Katrina Cain, from Perfect Circuit:
Accompanying a performer by processing them with effects can require as much attentive listening and musical chemistry as playing an instrument alongside them. But contrasting with the harmonic or rhythmic bed provided by a guitar or piano, the right effects can smear vocals or other instruments into vast textures accentuated by performative gestures from the synthesist. Granted, it would be hard to develop this to an advanced level over the course of a single video shoot that only lasts a few hours, but we hope that some of the ideas presented here spur inspiration for your own collaborative projects.
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