I'm learning how to record singing vocals and am having problems getting the singing to sit in the mix. I have not begun EQing and compressing them yet, but usually I can get a decent mix before even touching EQ or effects. This time I can't. For one, it doesn't sit well in the mix in general (I mean it sounds like I recorded it on some lousy gear or just sound amateurish and awful in general). Even worse, one certain word will like pop out, like it is too loud and also kind of scratchy, just abrasive in general. To clarify, it is one certain word in one part, it doesn't happen every time I say the word. can someone tell me what this can be? Is it simply that I am moving my head around too much when singing? Or is my mic turned up too loud? I suspect my mic is turned up too loud but I wanted your guys' opinion on this. The annoying thing is my raps sound way, way cleaner than the singing. But then again I've been rapping way longer but the raps just kind of sit in the mix fine and sound good but singing, not even close. I know part of my problem is I still suck at singing, but I still could use some help on mixing it. I mean, I've had singing parts come out better than this but on this particular project it sounds terrible. Can I get some suggestions for how to deal with this? Thanks!