Getting vocals sitting nice in the mix
Hi, so I'm working on an album, at home, primarily using direct interface guitars with EZdrummer plugins, and EZDrummer drums, in Reaper.
The issue I'm finding is that any vocals I record are too 'clean.' That is, the quality is good and clear, compared to the music which is raw, a bit gritty etc.
I don't know much about EQing etc. (even though I've done some EQing on the guitars) so that might be a factor, but does anyone have any good mixing techniques to get the vocals 'blending' more with the music, rather than sounding like a voiceover?