Originally Posted by Stercogburn
As a suggestion, I find it a good idea to edit out the big intakes of breath prior to a vocal part.
Basically, you automate the Gain. Not sure how you do it in your DAW but Sonar is dead easy. Access the 'gain' for a clip then create an envelope so that the gain is zero percent (in Sonar it shows as minus infinity) before the vocals start, rising to normal (zero dB) just as the first part of singing/talking comes in. That way you eleminate the more obtrusive breathing. I do the same as the vocal part finishes, returning the gain back down to minus infinity (zero percent gain). If there are any large pauses/gaps in a vocal clip I also edit these down to zero percent Gain. It just makes the overall delivery cleaner.
I've got into the habit of doing this on all vocals. Amongst other things it eliminates any other unwanted audio that may occur in the lead-up to singing actually starting. One of the reasons I prefer this type of editing, laborious though it is at times, is because its very easy on the CPU compared to Gate plugs and by taking control manually you leave nothing to chance.
! Do consider some de-essing (Maximus has some presets for this) and a tad bit of compression too - while your style seems to favour single dynamics with abrupt changes (terrace dynamics if you wish to get technical), your voice ducks in and out a little and compression would help it a lot ^^!
Erm...still agreeing with Roo's point, here's some advice from a fellow FL user ^^!
I've tried editing audio on FL Studio before, and I've realised that it doesn't work. It just doesn't work. I got myself a nice little copy of Cubase 7 Elements (for under a hundred bucks, woohoo) just to edit audio, because FL either fails at it or I fail at it and have to buy a whole new DAW for it. On Cubase and most other DAWs, I heard, you get to directly work with your audio, inserting fade-ins and fade-outs and stuff; all happy
I'll spend the rest of this post talking about non-music stuff, because I think your voice is pretty good ^^! You're enunciating all the "d"s so well that it's admirable. And you're in tune most of the time, which is great too!
Yeah, your vocals are so New Order. It's just uncanny in some way. And it works. The double is well-timed too - could use some minor editing, but it's generally really well-done
! There's a bunch of notes that you're not exactly hitting, and I think using some Newtone to patch that up would do wonders (I'm assuming you decided to get all the plugins with your FL).
A bit of a noise floor there on the recordings too; some noise removal would be sexy! Or maybe I'm hearing things :p. Correct me if I'm wrong, please~
So yeah, some vocal polish would be great ^^! Erm...I have some experience in this, so if you'd like me to polish up the vocals a bit, I'd be more than happy to do so
! Just keep producing good music, man~