Trying to get that upfront lead vocal sound? If so, then compression is your friend. But everyone knows (or as at least heard) that too much compression is a bad thing. But what does that mean and how do you avoid it?

Do More With Less

One helpful tip is to stack two or more compressors on your lead vocal track in sequence, each doing a little bit of compression rather than one compressor working it’s butt off. It sounds weird, and maybe in the end not much is different under the hood, but it sure works.