mmmm I don't think my original post is being read to the extent that what it actually says is being understood in respect of the vocal, I didn't indicate any dislike of the diction or any aspect of the vocal performance. I did find it could sit better in the mix and receive a better treatment to get the most out of it. If anyone can see in my original post where I said otherwise I'd be real interested in seeing where I actually criticise the vocal performance :-) it's the existing diction I want to hear better lol not a watering down of it. Language eh?
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