Hey folks -- couple questions: I'm close to finishing a song that will go on a concept album. The album is primarily black metal at heart but there's a lot of other influences present. On this particular track I've got some clean singing on top of some clean guitar + some random lead work throughout. On the vocals, which are kind of a chanting style, I've done anywhere from 6-8 layered tracks that I've harmonized in certain parts. I've done some compression on each individual track and then bus it all to a vocal bus and have added EQ, reverb, delay, mild chorus, and a little more compression to help glue it together. It is meant to sound pretty huge and ambient to match the sound of the music. At first, I had no clue how I wanted it to sound, and I more or less wanted just to make my voice sound as warm and lush as possible. But after adding track after track, I decided I like the "choir" sound even better with the harmonization and whatnot. It's getting close to sounding great, but it's all been experimentation at this point. I'm capable to a certain extent of making my voice sound like a different singer, but I'm wondering if I should try to EQ each track differently to make it sound even more like 6-8 different singers. I have no clue what I'm doing, lol. So I just would love to read your theories and usual techniques on clean vocals. I don't have any problems with brutal vocals. I can do a pretty mean black metal rasp and death metal growls. It doesn't take me long to get those sounding good (to me,haha) in a mix. But these clean vocals have been a challenge! Finally (and maybe this should be a different thread, haha)-- I'm close to releasing this full album. It's a concept album that starts very dark and grim and keeps building throughout-- with some tasteful soft and soothing interludes here and there. The problem is, it's going to be 65 minutes long! While I don't think any of the songs really get too repetitive-- I'm obviously biased and perhaps blind to certain factors. I'm aware that it's really difficult to pull off an album of that length without losing your listener. I just can't decide how to pare it back. I have plans to shave 30 seconds off of certain songs here and there, but it won't add up to that much. I don't want to really axe any of the songs because they're all part of the story. Should I just leave it all in?