Inquiry Regarding Duplicating Then Panning Vox
If I have a vocal, duplicate it twice (now I have three vocals), and leave one up the middle, pan one left and pan one right, and all three vocals have the same inserts (EQ, compressor, etc.), is this making the vocal wider, thicker, fuller, etc. or am I simply just boosting the volume of the overall vocal?
I ask because, I am assuming having a vocal to the left, in the middle, and to the right would make it fuller considering it's not just in the middle of the mix anymore. I do like the way it has been sounding but I'm not sure if it's really doing much besides boosting the volume of the overall vocal.
If the vocal is duplicated twice, would adjusting the pitch of the duplicates, let's say, boosting a couple cents up on one take and a couple cents down on another take provide a different feel? I haven't tried this but have been suggested it. Any input?
Is another or a better alternative to simply do multiple takes of the vocal and then pan one take left, one take right, and one up the middle and adjust volume levels respectively till the vocal sounds how I would want it? Skill really comes into play here because you need to really nail your additional takes... they need to sound like the original take to achieve great results.