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Old 11-23-2021, 08:09 PM   #1
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I Can See Clearly Now video

No idea how I missed this last year, but damn I've never heard Dave's voice this solid, crisp, clear, and beautiful. The song is straight cheese, and I've always thought so, but his vocal quality on that video is superb!



I apologize if there was already a thread on this. The search gave me no results.
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    Re: I Can See Clearly Now video

    Never saw this, it's great!
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    Old 11-24-2021, 01:45 PM   #3
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    Loved it, nice find!
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    Old 11-24-2021, 02:41 PM   #4
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    I don't know if it's Raab we have to thank but Dave's voice here and the past couple of years has been just incredible. Love this.
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    Old 11-24-2021, 02:46 PM   #5
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    Yeah, he sounds terrific on this. That was beautiful!
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    Old 11-24-2021, 03:13 PM   #6
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    I don't know if it's Raab we have to thank but Dave's voice here and the past couple of years has been just incredible. Love this.

    Combination of a lot of things most likely, working with Raab, having a personal trainer on the road with them and getting in drastically better shape, living healthy etc.

    Also they just did this song live a couple days ago:
    https://youtu.be/_rj8yXYlhtw
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    Old 11-25-2021, 12:04 AM   #7
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    Are you serious? That is not Dave's voice!!
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    Old 11-25-2021, 03:22 AM   #8
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    Are you serious? That is not Dave's voice!!
    It is but it sounds very processed
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    Old 11-25-2021, 09:18 AM   #9
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    Ya they edited the shit out of his vocals but it does sound nice
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    Old 11-25-2021, 08:33 PM   #10
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    What sounds more processed/edited than usual? Nothing jumping out to me as out of the ordinary other than a bit more reverb that is typically on his voice on DMB albums.
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    I won't get into vocal processing discussions here. I've seen too many people not know wtf they're talking about, have only a CNN-styled knowledge of it, or just not have actual experience in doing the processing to talk eloquently about it. Yes, it's been processed. All vocals are processed these days, but they still can't fake vocal clarity or making a voice sound healthy without adding masking filters or shaping the sound differently - neither of which have occurred here. Reverb is added to everything in varying amounts and EQ is always affected somewhere along the way.

    I was just getting at how Dave's voice sounds healthy in a way that would have been a jumping off point, not the end result, and how he didn't need to flip to his falsetto to hit a few of those notes as strongly as he did. Thanks Ants for reminding me why I only hang here intermittently.
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    What sounds more processed/edited than usual? Nothing jumping out to me as out of the ordinary other than a bit more reverb that is typically on his voice on DMB albums.
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    I won't get into vocal processing discussions here. I've seen too many people not know wtf they're talking about, have only a CNN-styled knowledge of it, or just not have actual experience in doing the processing to talk eloquently about it. Yes, it's been processed. All vocals are processed these days, but they still can't fake vocal clarity or making a voice sound healthy without adding masking filters or shaping the sound differently - neither of which have occurred here. Reverb is added to everything in varying amounts and EQ is always affected somewhere along the way.

    I was just getting at how Dave's voice sounds healthy in a way that would have been a jumping off point, not the end result, and how he didn't need to flip to his falsetto to hit a few of those notes as strongly as he did. Thanks Ants for reminding me why I only hang here intermittently.
    Well said.
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    I won't get into vocal processing discussions here. I've seen too many people not know wtf they're talking about, have only a CNN-styled knowledge of it, or just not have actual experience in doing the processing to talk eloquently about it. Yes, it's been processed. All vocals are processed these days, but they still can't fake vocal clarity or making a voice sound healthy without adding masking filters or shaping the sound differently - neither of which have occurred here. Reverb is added to everything in varying amounts and EQ is always affected somewhere along the way.

    I was just getting at how Dave's voice sounds healthy in a way that would have been a jumping off point, not the end result, and how he didn't need to flip to his falsetto to hit a few of those notes as strongly as he did. Thanks Ants for reminding me why I only hang here intermittently.
    No problem, Mr. Pompous.
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    No problem, Mr. Pompous.
    Anytime. Give it a couple decades. You'll get there, too.
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    Anytime. Give it a couple decades. You'll get there, too.
    Kind of lippy
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    Re: I Can See Clearly Now video

    No one ever talks about how Dave sounds like T-Pain on Radio City. I don't care because I love that Blu Ray, but I've always found it to be obnoxiously obvious.
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    Anytime. Give it a couple decades. You'll get there, too.
    Fellow Michigander. I recognize the sass anywhere

    Thanks for sharing the video. I had never heard it before. Why is Dave obsessed with being in a TV set?

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    No one ever talks about how Dave sounds like T-Pain on Radio City. I don't care because I love that Blu Ray, but I've always found it to be obnoxiously obvious.
    As in they overdid it with auto-tuning his voice?
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