Could you provide some plausible techniques/tricks to make plain bland vocals more vibrant, lush, and well-spaced? For instance, the vocal bits in MouseEatingCheese; sublimely treated/mixed!
Distortion is good, applied in several clean layers.
An old trick [originally using an AMS 1580] is to send the vocal to a stereo effect comprising a 15ms delay and -8 cent detune panned hard left and a 30ms delay with +8 cent detune panned hard right.
Other than that, don't send yourself mad trying to polish a turd. You'll never make a bad vocal sound good.
Struggling with reverb ATM (software only, sry). Have you discovered any personal tricks or guidelines to give your sounds "space" in the mix, without muddying up the image or sounding too smeared?Ott responded on 11/30/2012 Next question
Stoked your coming to Portland! Can't wait!Ott responded on 11/30/2012