How To Get The Springsteen Slapback Vocal on Glory Days

How To Get The Springsteen Slapback Vocal on Glory Days

A vintage sound that has been popping up again…

You can get a similar sound using stock plugins in your DAW.  Here we discuss how.

Phosphorescent, Arcade Fire, and loads of modern acts have been using this effect that has been around for decades.  Slapback delays can create space around a vocal without pushing it to the back of the mix (like a reverb) and can be used to create the psychoacoustic effect of a loud sound.  Such effects trick our brains into thinking that we’re hearing a sound that was amplified and is reflecting off a hard surface.