I’ve been recording music for about 6 years now as a part-time hobby but I haven’t gotten too far into the technical side of things. I was using a Boss BR-1600 and was pretty happy with the vocal quality for the most part. About a year ago I upgraded to a UR44 and started using Cubase and have found my vocals to be very thin and lame. As a result, I’ve been recording my vocals through the BR-1600 and outputting them into Cubase.
My question is: do I need a preamp for vocals (and bass guitar)? They always seem to sound so lackluster, despite me having spent quite a bit of money on this “upgraded” setup. If a preamp is not needed, what can I do to give my vocals a bit of flavour?