Hi all! I have a question on mixing vocals. A lot of mixes I've done in the past have almost always used some kind of samples(especially for percussion) in them. I have cheap mics and don't have a great preamp yet. I shall soon be upgrading some of these things, but this is how my recording rig is set up now. Anyway, I think one of the toughest things to do when working with samples, artificial and natural reverb, and recording in different rooms is getting the vocals to sit well in the mix and not sound overdubbed but as much a part of the performance as any other instrument in the mix. I was just wondering if anyone had any tips, advice, or lessons learned on this topic that they'd be willing to share. What are your thoughts on getting a natural sounding vocal in your mixes? Don't spare details if possible, please!