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!

Ott responded on 11/30/2012

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.

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