Decent vocal samples for techno?

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  1. Bunford

    Bunford Audiosexual

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    Ok, so I am loving making techno beats but am starting to drift more into making the Belgian style of warehouse techno, think Amelie Lens, Adam Beyer, Charlotte De Witte and so on from the Drumcode stable. However, one thing I'm finding a complete pain in the ass is finding decent vocal samples as I've never bothered in the past and just done instrumental type stuff.

    Anyone got any tips or suggestions on seeking out vocal samples, particularly the repetitive words and phrases kind of samples used in this kind of techno?

    PS no snarky comments please and I know I can record my own and look for stuff, but just seeking out any good repositories, sources or tips others may have (plus I'm a guy and female vocals seems to work better :))
     
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  3. Molly Poppins

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    I think samples limit you a lot unless you wanna go crazy and chop them up, repuzzle them. I have never heard their vocals on any sample pack. I have a couple and could not really recommend one. Most are not that good, I also produce techno, tech-house and house.

    1. Search for Acapellas on Google, cut parts you like
    2. Splice Sounds - Vocals
    3. Use singers, if its a banging track and it has potential to be a hit spent a little
    https://soundbetter.com/s/singer-female
    https://vandalism-sounds.com/vocalist.html
    https://vocalizr.com/
    4. Go Fiverr if you have no money but just 5 bucks XD
    5. Ask good youtube singers to do vocals for free plus SMALL royalties if track is a hit....a friend made top 20 on beatport...he made very little money.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  4. Bitmonkey

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    As the above said there's quite a lot on splice - whacking normal house ones through some mangling and transposing them down a few semitones helps.

    Often tracks sample snips from old TV/movies etc as much as anything else. Quite frankly sales of most EDM are so low that no one is ever going to come after you for a tiny bit of movie vocal for royalties unless randomly it ends up on a TV ad or something.
     
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  5. reliefsan

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    if only you are looking for "decent" why not record your owne voice?
     
  6. Bitmonkey

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    That's because you can sell less than 100 copies and hit top 20 in most genres on Beatport now, which is why there's so much fake buying.

    You can spot it a mile away - new label, no big name DJ support, hits top 50 on Beatport with no decent promo runs = fake buys.
     
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    when you put prostitutes singing on techno, there will be no more techno but only cheesy "top of the pop" songs
     
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    sample them from movies and such...news and stuff
    hate to say it but cymatics have good vocal packs but i hate to search for the packs and the expicit samples in it i could use or want to use
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  9. D-Music

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    Text to speech engines for example, in techno it doesn't really matter if it sounds 'robotic' because it's mostly words or short phrases in the same character. And you can process it of course. Sampling from movie/TV is another way. For dark vocals check out Halloween packs.
     
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  10. tori

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    I don't really make techno, but sometimes I record my voice and use something like manipulator, but it's mostly more dark stuff, but it works surprisingly well.
     
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    thanks Molly Poppins Soundbetter is amazing it gives me motivation :))... maybe expensive so try fiverr >>> I've already look at this source for a new logo !!!
     
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