Hi all, I am a new member here and although I have been reading some of the threads and picking up tips here and there I still am not getting my recordings together as I want them. Guitar sounds seem to be a hit or miss and when i comes to vocals I always seem to get glitches when the notes change during the words. When I put auto tune on it makes it even more noticeable. I have an Antares Harmony program that only lets you choose Cher, a weedy Cher tone or pretty transparent but I hear glitches sometimes. Is this the singer or is it that I need to go into the editing side of pro tools and drop the volume where these points occur. I have heard about digital artefacts but don't know if this is the proper terms. I don't want to shoot the singer if this is more down to recording technique. I mean they can record Bob Dylan and John Hiatt without this showing up in their recordings. next, I can sometimes get a good guitar tone but never can get it clear like you hear on modern recordings where it sounds like you are right in the amp and you can hear the whole spectrum of sounds. My mixes always seem to be mushed together with things sitting ontop or blended together, never the definition I want. Below is a link to two of the songs we are working on and I obviously want to do it right for the final takes. Island Girl - Giant Head Collective - New Scottish Band 2012 - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWYi9sGHM8M Am I hoping for too much with the equipment I have and need to comprimise? I know that a few thousend $$ can get you 95% of the way there but the ofther 5% costs hundreds of thousands.. Pro Tools LE with Digi003 Rack TL Audio Tube Preamp/Compressor (5101??) Focusrite Platinum SM57, Sennheise 421, M-Audio Solaris, Rodes NT1 Various plugins I am sorry if any of these points are covered in other threads and I will be searching through the forum as well but any onfo on what I can do to improve these tracks much appreciated.