On Alice in Chains' 1992 track God Smack, Layne Staley's vocal tremolos seem pretty far-fetched to me. I'm guessing the effect was applied in the studio during the recording process. Nonetheless, I'm curious to know if it's possible to replicate such vocals live, and if so, how?

Here is one live performance, at which Layne certainly doesn't seem to be able to do so. Perhaps it would be easier for someone trained in a different style? If so, what techniques would be involved?

Thanks in advance!


That's a bad performance. He's not really trying to hard to change between segments. Might be a little high for this show. Look up the 92 in Oakland video and he tries harder and sounds better. I don't think he can fully replicate it but he can do it to some degree.

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