I know that each particular song should determine what the vocal should sound like and where in the mix it should sit. But for the life of me i can't get the sound i want for my rock songs. I'll explain the scenario. I record in my studio but it is not acoustically treated. I record using a Rode NTK into a Joe Meek MQ3 pre then into an audiophile 2496. Vocals sound pretty good but a bit boxy because of the room but this isn't a major concern. I basically write rock songs that i wish to "sound" along the lines of Foo Fighters, ie. Top/mid range guitars letting the bass and kick fill the bottom end. My problem is when i come to mixing in the vocal even after compression i can't for the life of me get them to sit clear, concise & upfront. what i need to know is how to get that vocal sound along the lines of Dave Grohl or even Avril Lavigne. It sounds to me that little reverb is used if any at all, so i'm wondering if Eq'ing is the answer. I generally roll off around 100Hz and maybe boost 5 db around 10k. Is it effects, i don't know. What is the secret. Please save me!