When multi-track tape machines came out in the late ’60s, someone figured out you could use the extra tracks for more vocal takes of the same part. Then chop them together as a single master composite vocal track. This is still one of the best studio tricks out there.
In this video, you will be able to hear the difference between a vocal that is not “comped” and one that is. By mastering this technique in the studio you can really raise the bar on your production.
WARNING: comping is not just about picking the best sounding phrases, and becoming good at it takes some time. Having done this for close to 20 years now, I also show you the best way to approach comping so you are creating an emotional arc for the song and not just a prettier take.