What's everyone's experiences with bootlegging vocals off of a track to remix?
Have you been successful isolating vox in the past? What methods have you used to isolate the vocals?
Have you found ways to make it fuller after isolating?
Because I apparently love suffering, I chose as my first remix ever to do a bootleg that although isn't a busy piece instrumentally, it has piano behind EVERY lyric.
I have the track in mono to help cut the width of the piano, I've got some pretty heavy EQ catching the piano harmonics and a high pass at about 600hz which is killing me. But I'm obviously having a seriously hard time getting some fullness in these vocals without bleeding the piano into it any lower than that.
Embarrassingly enough I wrote and finished writing this remix in about a week a month and a half ago and I've just been mixing for the rest of the time until now.
I'm really happy where my mix is at instrumentally, but as soon as I add these vocals in it makes the whole track feel incredibly thin again.
Any ideas past this?
Any additional votes for releasing an instrumental remix/cover and calling it a day?