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Hitch a Ride - Brad Delp's processing?

Hi!  Wow, it's been a while since I've travelled this way.

I've been asked to do a cover of Boston's "Hitch a Ride".

I'd like to solicit opinions for what processing they are using on the legendary Brad Delp's vocals. To my ears, I can't decide if he tracked it twice or if the doubling is done electronically. 

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Favorite lead vocal trick..


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Vocal Processing TIPS


Hey guys. I'm looking for some pointers on how you process your vocals. Sometimes I have real trouble getting mine to sit in a mix and sometimes I even find they sound quite thin at the source which is obviously something I really need to take care of.


I would like to know from you pro types.

What kind of signal level do you use for vocal input ?