The thing that held me back was thinking that vocals always needed to be mono. This is a rule of thumb, not mandatory.
Mono vocals standout in context of the track and are easy to understand for the listener.
So with that in mind here’s how to make your vocals wide.
Back in the 1960s instruments were recorded live, which gives songs automatic depth via room sounds and variable playing (guitar strums are different every time).
As a result of the modern advancements in recording technology a key tool to giving sounds depth is Reverb. Reverb essentially simulates the sounds associated with space.
There are loads of creative effects out there. A lot of them do similar things. For example; at first glance a phaser and a flanger have similar sounds to them but ultimately are different. The devil is in the details with how some of these effects sound different than one another.
Let's go over the VocalPresets top 5 best effects for vocals in 2020.
Vocals are the most important part of any song.
If your vocal doesn't immediately capture your audiences attention you've already lost.
Back in the day, artists like Bob Dylan could get away with lackluster voices and amazing storytelling. This was early on in the commercialization of music and like most developing categories, if a certain element is great that could be good enough.
Not anymore. Now you must have excellent vocals in order to capture your audiences attention. Especially if you're making pop songs, rap songs r&b songs or any other type of mainstream music.