Although a vocal is a challenge to record well, you have lots of control over the sound of it. Some tools that affect the tone of the vocal are mic choice, mic placement, and EQ. A compressor can keep the dynamic range under control. Here we'll offer some tips on using those tools so your vocal recordings will sound great.
... Coldplay, I mean, Joe Satriani, no wait, Coldplay, no, Satriani...
Viva la Vida vs If I Could Fly
The Brit quartet that sells bajillions of records despite songs that are incredibly repetitious, go nowhere and contain nothing remotely resembling a hook won a bunch of Grammys Sunday night. But what of the rumors that the title cut of their latest album is a direct rip off of Joe Satriani?