Hey everyone, in recording vocals for my more previous songs, I always had the problem where they sounded very far off and didn't sit in the mix. I think I have corrected this problem! My question is, is it cheating when you edit vocals with various filters? I have been trying to keep it simple and add the things that you would get with a proper recording setting. So far I have: Added some reverb Used a graphic equalizer to take a little bass out Used a graphic phase shifter (whatever it is) on the left channel And used a dynamics processing filter which seems like it equals out the lows and highs and gets a nice equal mix But I feel like this is cheating! Do you pros use such things when you record vocals? Are professional singers EQ'd when performing live? On a side note, how excited are you to hear my new song. Pretty excited huh? You don't even have to say anything, I know you are!