Old 02-13-2018, 09:07 AM   #1
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Song - 'A Sky Full of Stars' by Coldplay

I have downloaded the backing music to this song from a website I belong to and am going to learn to sing it!

If you play the song, you will hear that on several phrases throughout the song, the very last word has some reverb applied to it such as what sounds to me like an echo. Sometimes the echo is more pronounced than others.

First, as far as terminology, is there a name for this effect?

I learn best by watching videos. Is there one on YouTube that teaches how to do this?

I want to learn how to apply sound effects to just a portion of the vocals (hopefully without having to create separate tracks to do this!

Ideas?
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Old 02-13-2018, 10:33 AM   #2
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FX plugins have parameters that can be automated.
What you can do is click the automation button (usually "A") and it'll show you all the parameters that you can display and alter as envelopes, plugins included.
Click one to create a new envelope, then add points along it to alter the shape so it looks a bit like this:
"________/------------\_____"
"here's the phrase"
"here's the resuuuuuult"

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Old 02-13-2018, 10:58 AM   #3
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I was just looking for nearly the same thing last night.
I watched this video
https://www.reaper.fm/videos.php#Un719m_7pNc
other than being totally blown away with the level to which I can take automation, there is very easy demo of how to use your effect via an automation envelope. For sure though, watch the whole video, its an eye opener!

Good Luck Sir!
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:41 PM   #4
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Default Thank Guys! I appreciate your input!

It was very helpful!
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