Originally Posted by 00stiffy
Adjusting the vocal level in the mix.
I like to make my EQ cuts before compression and then if necessary boost frequencies post-compression.
You can automate the levels with your fader or for an even easier process, try out Vocal Rider - Vocal Mixing Plugin | Waves
oh in that case i do that last if its the lead vocal. with the whole mix you want to create a bed or foundation for the vocal to be most dominant on. cut all the eq range thats not needed on all the instruments. seperate everything with panning and proper placement. cut out any unwanted mic chatter or dead space. once thats done adjust the vocals accordingly. have them the most dominant in the mix when there singing and when there not adjust to what you think the track should sound like instrumentally.