Originally Posted by butterfly
Thanks for the comments. The claps are a mixture of a rim type snare eq'ed to give a little "meat" to the sound and a clap eq'ed to sound bright and in your face. Thrill factor I agree. I think the room we recorded the vox was less than perfect. Also we eq'ed with software (focusrite eq plug) and compressed with bomb factory. The studio also has a 1176 which we didn't hook up, also an old hardware AMS reverb. Would it be worth trying those do you think? before we commit the cd to a press or is it just some erroneous settings with the software? How would we get a smooth buttery sound?
It definitely sounds like it was mixed in the box.
I think this is where mixing on an analog console(SSL) can help.
Yeah introducing good outboard helps, even though the 1176 would be the wrong comp for these vocal types.
The AMS reverb may help, but the sound of modern R&B is more upfront and dry.