Aplam wrote:Ive been trying to record a lot of vocals lately and ill spend an hour trying to mix it with EQ's, COmpressors, Reverb, etc. and for the life of me i cant get it to sound right, my vocals always come out sounding like complete shit. I have a very bassy voice and the vocals always come out super spacey and low, I try fixing it in the EQ but i dont really know what im doing and dont really have an ear for it yet. any tips and help would be awesome. I record on Studio one 3 artist and use a RODE nt1 mic and run everything through the focusrite 2i4.
You are going to have a tough time getting super quality with that gear. While its okay and can work on reasonably high-end productions, you likely need at least 1 more piece of gear to get the results you are seeking, otherwise you'll make it way harder than it needs to be.
The mic is okay however I remember RODE being a bit dark to begin with, although I cant recall if I have used that specific mic. Since you have a low bassy voice, perhaps a bit brighter of a mic will help lead to better results.
While the audio interface is okay as well, to put a mic directly into the scarlett and expect great results is a near pipedream! You will have a tough time going direct into a low-mid level audio interface and achieving great results, even good can be hard.
If you got yourself a good preamp/compressor, $1000/channel, to put the mic into and then put that into the Scarlett you will find youll have much better success, once you dial it in a bit. Id think about swapping that mic for something else, a Neuman or you could try an Aston.
Otherwise drop the lows out hard below 100-150kh, perhaps cut a bit higher but not as hard, and maybe add some highs with a broad shelf and even a bit of mid. When using effects try using them as a send instead of on the vocal track. If you have multple vocal tracks, group them and compress them together as well. Otherwise its hard to know what compressor settings will work for you due to not seeing the waveform or hearing it.