The invention of digital audio recordings liberated sound engineers in many ways which were not possible in the analog era. Even with all the tools at one’s fingertips, musicians and engineers sorely missed the sound and sonics of earlier recordings. The magic that the recording mediums imparted by default and one which was taken for granted.
I just finished up a fun little project of covering the theme song to the tv show "Drake and Josh". I feel pretty good about the mix but I keep hearing a tiny bit of too much tube saturation/distortion on the lead vox. It's funny because it only catches my ear sometimes, and after listening again I can't hear it when actively listening for it. All of my levels are good and have plenty of headroom. I do have a bit of rasp in my voice and i'm wondering if that's what i'm hearing.
Please tell me what you think!
- The point at which the output of a linear device, such as a linear amplifier, deviates significantly from being a linear function of the input when the input signal is increased. Note: Modulation often requires that amplifiers operate below saturation.
Can you recommend a vst that does that well?
What sort of plugs are you guys getting results with. I've used psp mix saturator and that works nicely, anything else?