Vocal distortion always gets a good clap at my Master Class. I don’t know exactly what it’s all about, but I think it has to do with a primitive desire for the audience to want to “see blood” in the show. Of course, we can’t give the audience real blood these days, but we can train techniques that create the illusion that we are in regards to the ever-popular vocal effect, distortion.
Healthy vocal distortion is produced by creating noise in the vocal tract, not by grinding tissue and that is the key to successful, vocal distortion techniques. The work flow and techniques for producing the three kinds of distortion below are provided in my new vocal technique training system, “The Four Pillars of Singing” 2.0 with full video demonstrations and book guidelines.
Below is a video moment from the recent TVS Masterclass in Munich, Germany. The event was sponsored by RODE Microphones, TC-Helicon and our TVS Master Certified Instructor in Germany, Anke Lopezand her German team. This is a demonstration of three kinds of vocal distortion we teach at The Vocalist Studio.
- “Overlay” Distortion.
- “Overlay” Distortion with Husk
- “ESDI” (Extreme Scream Distortion Inhale).