when listening to a lot of songs, the vocals, especially in the chorus, sound natural but at the same time unnatural. they fill a lot of space and sound different enough to keep a lot of interest and focus on them. here are a few examples... Fuel - Shimmer (fast forward to 1:00, you can hear the difference when the mix gets big) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0QMfK9hzgA Third Eye Blind - Never let you go (40 seconds in, the 'never let you go' and chorus sounds much more full) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxbPH4lPrXc Or maybe I am wrong. Maybe it's all just EQ, compression and some reverb? I can't figure it out. That's all I put on my vocals and they sound flat and boring to me. I have heard much better recordings than I can get from people with less equipment (though mine is nothing great either). Any tips appreciated.