| Originally posted by jonnyclueless |
I don't know about the whole stero miking thing, that sounds like trouble to me. However I always mult my lead vocal output to two channels. Not so much for the reasons you seek though. For me it lets me get more volume out of the vocal without pushing the channel output so much. I can get a cleaner sound while still getting good volume. The way a sound hits the input of the console and hits the mix bus are important to the sound for me. But that's just me and it's different for everyone.
Actually, your reason is very similar to my reason. I'm doing virtually what you're doing in real time on a fader. I clone my track for the extra volume I get WITHOUT having to overdrive the channel.
I used to do that function exactly the same way you just described. Then I found out that I could get the same result doing it in the DAW and use fewer faders on the desk, thus freeing them up for other tracks that I wanted to have on their own fader.
From the responses that I'm getting from other sites, I realize now that the way I set up the mics was the problem. Everyone is telling me that I should've:
1) Used "X Y" Configuration
2) Used "ORTF" Confiuration
3) Done either of these configurations on SMALL CONDENSER MICS
4) NOT USED THIS TECHNIC ON A LEAD VOCAL TRACK! Apparently, for some reason yet to be explained, this works better on guitar, piano, or other solo string instruments.
So, I'll try it again with small condensor mics and see if I get a better result.