Recreating The Carpenters Vocals

US A whopping 20 tracks of harmonies      07/04/24

We've previously shared some extraordinary vocal harmonies, and here we have the 'Carpenters - Close To You'.with 20 tracks of harmonies! We get taken through the song by Chris May aka Sound, Lights and Video who says it's one of the most complex productions they've dealt with - check out his other videos in the series, exploring all kinds of studio business. 

The vocal edits begin around the 5 minute mark. 

When you prepare show tracks, for live theatre you need to carefully reproduce the arrangements, and the hardest we have done so far is the music of the Carpenters. This video breaks down how we recorded 'Close to You'. I'm rather amused that Youtube's copyright system identified a segment as being the Carpenter's record company - not the original clip, but the harmony section! That's pretty clever.

And for those who can't get it out your head, here is the Alan Partidge version:


Here's another recreation of the track by Tori Holub

More from Sound, Lights and Video


About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.

< More News: Like This
Even more news...


Want Our Newsletter?


Featured Video

Brand new super-synth from UDO

Featured Video

Virtual knobs and jacks controlling over 160 virtual modules

Featured Video

Now ready for preorder

Featured Video

The sampler pedal that listens and moves with you

Featured Video

The Mantis has arrived

Featured Video

Bi-timbral noise-based soft synth with a wide range of possibilities

Never too old for techno

New developments for Waldorf's M 

Waldorf's hybrid synth has quite the development story

Presentation: Bitwig Studio 5.2 Update - In depth 

New Compressor, EQ, precision editing, and more

Superbooth 2024: Dreadbox Murmux Adept 8 voice Poly 

Limited Run- the final in the Murmux Trilogy

SUPERBOOTH 2024: Chase Bliss - Onward Sampler Pedal 

The sampler pedal that listens and moves with you

3 Maverick Synth Makers who Did it for Themselves 

Innovation is the main focus for these builders.

Hey there, we use Cookies to customize your experience on