My current setup for getting dry sounding vocals still doesn't shy away from sending very small amounts (barely, but still audible to me, most likely un noticable to the musician
) to slightly darker sounding reverbs, (I've been using a 480 L with a bit of top end cut off , using the 480l's HF cut) that just seem to help give the vocals a bit of breadth, but dont push them back in the mix and make them sound wet. Along with a hint of H3000
on micropitchshift (ha sounds like I'm being a TV chef), compressing with an 1176
or a Distressor
(for doing rock stuff) and EQ ing the vocals back through the Console, (which in My case is usually through a 1081, with maybe some pultec in there if needed. so my conclusion is still use a small amount of less noticble reverbs to add to the overall sound of the vocals rather than using it as another element or obvious effect. so the vocals still have a bit of shimmer, but are still dry and In your face sounding.