I've been getting more and more into recording, learning proper EQing and mixing... But i'm still having trouble with vocals. Any tips or tricks? I've tried recording a few takes, but they all sound kind of flat. What are some good effects to thicken them up? Or do I need to record a second track and layer it under it? Will doubling it via copy + paste and offsetting them a bit work?
I'm using reaper BTW.
Cut and paste to thicken is worthless.
Add some reverb, some slight de-tuning or delay.
Double tracking will thicken them some.