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Old January 6 2010, 09:48 PM   #31
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i recall seing an interview with her several years ago, where she described the effect.

it wasnt so much EQ editing, but merely layering multiple recordings, and playing with the timing for an "in the round" effect (row row row your boat etc)
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Old January 6 2010, 10:08 PM   #32
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Talk of how Enya produces her music reminded me of Imogen Heap, who does something similar, yet very different. And now I can't get "Just for Now" out of my head.

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Old January 6 2010, 11:29 PM   #33
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Old January 6 2010, 11:34 PM   #34
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Old January 7 2010, 12:26 AM   #35
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I like Enya to a point. She's good for meditation music but everyday listening, I'll have to pass. But, she is very good at what she does, that's for certain.
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Old January 7 2010, 01:52 AM   #36
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There's also a reverb effect, plus probably an EQ adjustment there too, as it sounds like some of the bass and treble of her voice has been removed.
That's almost as bad. I remember her as having a very beautiful voice, but all that processing ruins it.
It's a layered delayed chorus effect.

It's her vocals layered multiple times with very very minor time shifting.
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Old January 7 2010, 04:38 AM   #37
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Storms in Africa is really best with both halves of the song, as I think the video version only uses the English half.
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Old January 7 2010, 07:14 PM   #38
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I ADORE Enya. She rocks.

Currently, I'm absolutely in LOVE with the track "My My, Time Flies" on her latest album. Just so... different... from her normal work, and I think that's what makes it really stand out. Love it to PIECES.
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Old January 7 2010, 10:26 PM   #39
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There's also a reverb effect, plus probably an EQ adjustment there too, as it sounds like some of the bass and treble of her voice has been removed.
That's almost as bad. I remember her as having a very beautiful voice, but all that processing ruins it.
It's a layered delayed chorus effect.

It's her vocals layered multiple times with very very minor time shifting.
There's a serious confusion about her vocals. She sings every vocal layer separately. Every vocal part is real, not a digitally modified version of a previous one. It's not a delayed chorus effect. Only reverb is used. As she mentioned in several interviews sometimes it takes weeks to sing all the vocal layers for one song. Sometimes she sings almost the same with a slight difference, sometimes you can hear the same melody sung one octave higher or lower and the resulting sound of these vocal layers is what you can hear in her music.
I think this is important, because that's why her sound is different from the sound of others trying to make something similar, using the digital approximation of this time-consuming technique. But human ear can easily notice the difference between the two.
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Old January 8 2010, 02:17 AM   #40
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Old January 8 2010, 04:06 AM   #41
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That's almost as bad. I remember her as having a very beautiful voice, but all that processing ruins it.
It's a layered delayed chorus effect.

It's her vocals layered multiple times with very very minor time shifting.
There's a serious confusion about her vocals. She sings every vocal layer separately. Every vocal part is real, not a digitally modified version of a previous one. It's not a delayed chorus effect.
Only reverb is used. As she mentioned in several interviews sometimes it takes weeks to sing all the vocal layers for one song. Sometimes she sings almost the same with a slight difference, sometimes you can hear the same melody sung one octave higher or lower and the resulting sound of these vocal layers is what you can hear in her music.
I think this is important, because that's why her sound is different from the sound of others trying to make something similar, using the digital approximation of this time-consuming technique. But human ear can easily notice the difference between the two.
Ya, hi, that's a chorus effect. Whether you achieve it practically or artificially.
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Old January 8 2010, 04:23 PM   #42
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Enya isn't rave.

It's techno.
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Old January 8 2010, 10:09 PM   #43
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Ya, hi, that's a chorus effect. Whether you achieve it practically or artificially.
OK, you can call it chorus effect. However as I said it is important how it is achieved practically or artificially as the end result can be drastically different.
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Old January 8 2010, 10:42 PM   #44
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Ya, hi, that's a chorus effect. Whether you achieve it practically or artificially.
OK, you can call it chorus effect. However as I said it is important how it is achieved practically or artificially as the end result can be drastically different.
That's fine. Someone asked how it was done, I, as a musician of many many years, said what it was.
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