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I recently finished recorded 3 demo songs for my band, however I can't seem to get the vocals to sound right. Maybe this is a mixing/editing problem, but the sounds isn't as crisp and present as I'd like. They're just kinda loud. Please scroll down for my questions.


Please listen to my band's songs here:

https://www.facebook.com/marsaramusic


Here's what I used:
- MXL90 Microphone Condensor mic w/ Shockmount
(I used a Shure SM57 on the track called "Ego Trip")
- Carvin Concert Series C1644 Mixer
- Line 6 UX1 External Sound Card
- Musician's Gear Double Pop Filter 6"
- Windows Vista x64
- Acoustica Mixcraft 5


So here are my questions:

1. I didn't record in a vocal booth or anything, just in my room. I'm assuming this is part of the reason why my vocals don't sound as professionally recorded as they could, right?

2. Is there anything I can do to make my vocals sound better with the rest of my band's entire mix? Anything either production-wise or other?

3. Does anything in the tracks seem off to you (something louder, quiter, or just not sounding well in the mix)?

4. I'd like to learn more about demo production but don't know where to look because I don't really know what questions to ask. I don't know what questions to ask because I'm not sure what's working and what's not. HELP!


Any feedback is much appreciated! Thank you in advance guys