Because it’s my first project with vocals I am in a learning curve.
So I found out that when I automate the vocal levels by hand (drawing into the automation lane while keeping an eye on the meters), keeping it on a tight balanced level the vocals sitting tighter in the mix. I also do use a compressor for fast transients and a slow compressor to even it out.
My question is, is there a Rule of thumb regarding the signal chain?
Vocal ride into the compressor or vocalride the already compressed material.
Driving the vocals into a compressor makes more audible artifacts but maybe I am donig it to radical I don’t know.
Any pro vocal recorders want to chime in with their thoughts?
(First song on my soundcloud page is vocal riding into the compressors)