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Doubling Lead Vocals?

My friend (bandmate) and I have been debating the fact of doubling vocals in the recording of our songs. As the singer, I like the sound of the doubled vocal because it fattens the sound up a bit and allows for the vocals to cut through and not seem small compared to the other loud instruments. I also think my voice sounds better when doubled rather than with just one track.

Vocals Doubling

Hi all,

I'm new to computer DAW recording but have experience using dedicated multi-track digital recorders.

Anyway - this one has me frustrated and scratching my head.

My signal chain is the following:

Mic->Preamp->M-Audio Audiophile USB Interface->Mac (Logic)

My voice doubles on monitoring from the headphone jack from the Audiophile while singing/talking. However my keyboard instruments, guitars, etc.. do not double while monitoring using the same signal chain and same settings in Logic.

doubling vocals

Could someone give me some tips on doubling vocals for affect. I'm recording a male trio and normally in gospel music you would record each line three times: one main vocal and two "stacks". However, each line is not right on with the previous in time and/or pitch (I know a little off is good but this is really throwing the entire thing off). I'd like to use a main vocal and bounce it a couple of times to create a "stack" but could someone give me some advise on some delay settings that would seperate the tracks to give me a chorusing effect?