I wasn't sure if this was the right place for this, but I've been playing around in Adobe Audition, trying to learn all of its functions to get a better understanding of mixing audio in general. I do a lot of fan-covers, and I can never seem to get that clear presence lead vocals always have (despite having a very high quality mic/decent recording space). Often times, and I don't know if these might be related, I also have a lot of trouble determining whether my volume levels are balanced. Maybe I'm using too much reverb? I'm using hard limit or my equalizer or pretty much anything incorrectly? I have no idea.
So this is the clip I've been working on, "Dragon Soul" from Dragonball Kai. Loud songs like these seem to be the worst offenders, so it seemed like a good pick...
ack, please be gentle on my singing.
Any and all mixing tips/suggestions would be extremely helpful! It's so frustrating not fully understanding what most of these functions actually DO. ;n;