Me and my band auditioned a vocalist yesterday by recording him on our latest track. When I tracked him he preferred using some type of drive boost/distortion/saturation plugins which helped give his vocals a much needed extra boost. It was a moderate gain boost, just enough to break it up and drive it a bit. Signal went like this > Shure SM7b - RME Fireface 400 - Plugins: Tube saturation plugin, and I used Line 6 Gearbox with a Vocal preamp setting, cranked the drive a bit, and then put on the Boost/EQ in the stomp section for a lil more gain. It sounds good with the drive/gain on his vocals but is this common practice among most screaming metal/death metal vocalists? Or is this the sign of someone who has to hide behind drive and saturation just to sound good? Thanks in advance!