Learn

Using Vinyl for lo-fi lead vocal effects

February 1, 2016
Learn how to dial in a dirty sound with Vinyl

Take your audio back in time for free:

Vinyl

iZotope email subscribe

Never Miss An Article!

Sign up for our newsletter and get tutorials and tips delivered to your inbox. 

In this example, our free plug-in Vinyl is adding grit and dirt to the lead vocal during the bridge of a song. The DUST, MECHANICAL NOISE, WEAR, and ELECTRICAL NOISE provide an organic, lo-fi edginess to the bridge which plays well off the dark piano sound. Simultaneously, the YEAR setting band-limits the sound, focusing the vocal in a smaller frequency range providing better separation from the piano, and providing a greater contrast between song sections, allowing the vocal to open up at the upcoming final chorus.  

Dial in a lo-fi vocal sound

  1. Set MECHANICAL NOISE to -15dB.
  2. Set WEAR to 8%.
  3. Set ELECTRICAL NOISE to -24dB.
  4. Set DUST to -15dB and DUST AMOUNT to 100%.
  5. Set WARP DEPTH to 11% and select the 4th WARP MODEL.
  6. Set YEAR to 1950.
  7. Set RPM to 78.

Download the Vinyl recall sheet to keep track of your other best settings.

iZotope Logo
iZotope Logo

We make innovative audio products that inspire and enable people to be creative.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get top stories of the week and special discount offers right in your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Follow us

Copyright © 2001–2019 iZotope, Inc. All rights reserved.