Originally Posted by noodles
The way I do it (among many ways) is by getting the PA guys to turn the mic up quite a bit louder than I would if I was just doing clean vocals (and I usually have to tell them to turn it up if they are basing the volume off of cleans). I do the death vocals with my mouth pretty much right on the mic and the clean vocals with my mouth a few inches away from the mic. That results in both styles getting the same volume.
A lot of friends who don't listen to much metal always ask me when they see a live clip "Can you talk normal the next day?" and I say "Uh, yeah. I talk normal the entire rest of the day after the performance, when talking inbetween songs, and about half of our songs have clean vocals in them too."
But a lot of people imagine that you can't do screaming or growling vocals without your voice going hoarse.
Probably because... your voice WILL go hoarse... if you don't do it right.