used in music production
. The vocalist
sings the same phrase
twice, then the two tracks
are overlaid onto each other.
- It serves as a kind of averaging filter to get rid of vocal errors.
- It adds presence to the voice.
- It makes the voice seem louder.
- It sounds mushy.
- You have to sing in time and cannot do any improvisation, because otherwise your hard sounds such as 'B', 'D', and 'T' will appear to have been spoken twice.
- It sounds less intimate.
of double tracking is a sign that the vocalist is not all that talented
, and DT must be used to correct errors. More experienced vocalists will eschew
the practice, but it is commonly used on the chorus
of many songs, just to accentuate
The best and most obvious example of double tracking that I can think of is the entire song Gotta Have Faith, by George Michael.