Harmonizing Vocals with Spectral Resonator


In this lesson, we’ll learn how to synthesize vocal harmonies for your vocal track using Live 11’s Spectral Resonator audio effect.


Spectral Resonator is an extremely versatile device introduced in Live 11. It allows for some very cool spacey resonance effects. It offers MPE support and just like Corpus, Spectral Resonator has a sidechain midi function, with which we can easily feed MIDI Clips from other tracks in your project. This makes it a perfect tool for some vocal processing fun, and that’s what you’ll be getting into here!


Check out this video below and feel free to follow along with a vocal track.




Based on this, I encourage you all to try these ideas out:


  • Start with some vocals, if you don’t sing or have any vocals lying around, pick any free acapella tracks you can find just a google away. Listing some here:

                   1. Ghosthack Acapellas 

                   2. Looperman Acapellas


  • Use the convert melody to a MIDI feature and use that on a Spectral Resonator to harmonize in the key of the original vocals.

  • Use existing chord progression (MIDI) on a project to trigger Spectral Resonator on your vocals.

  • Use the MPE features - Go to note expression tab on your melody clip and try out some fancy bends, while you hear how the vocals sound through the spectral resonator.

                  Link to the Pitchbends lesson video is here



Hope you enjoyed the lesson! Look forward to what you create. Don't forget to let us know your thoughts or questions regarding this by replying to this post.


Happy learning!