i have a pretty simple studio setup which i use for both recording and just practicing and jamming with mates. So i have a p.a for vocals and elecrtic drum kit - and guitar and bass amps either mic-ed up or into my mixer via line out.
problem is, on the recording the vocals always seem like they are in the background… its kind of hard to explain - but they just dont sound part of the song. levels are fine, but even if I raise the volume on the vocals they still sound… as if I was too far from the mic while singing.
i have put compression - lead vocals preset, a nice reverb and messed about with the eq’s a bit.
could you guys give me some simple tips on how to make them sound better, or refer me to a good tutorial if you know of any please?
oh i use a normal mic, which sounds fine playing live - but, should i invest in a recording mic? is it a compressor mic? but if it can be made to sound better without spending any more money tat would be better!!