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Old 11-07-2016, 10:53 PM
terentii terentii is offline
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Originally Posted by Musicat View Post
Just a guess, but since each of the individual chipmunks had a slightly different voice pitch, perhaps recording each one required a small speed difference. Either that, or David Seville raised/lowered his voice accordingly. Either one would work.
He did. He wrote a three-part harmony and recorded each of the Chipmunk's voices separately over the very slow orchestra track.

Obviously the basic technology for producing the Chipmunk voices existed in 1959; I got their first album for Christmas that year. It was all of the fancy high-tech stuff mentioned above that I was wondering about.