So in what way do amateur's vocal mixes differ from pro mixes, and what could they have done better? Alternatively, what mistakes have you come to avoid when recording and mixing vocals (cleans, growls, screams, etc.)? On a related note, I noticed an ironic tendency for home recorded vocal mixes to sound too hi-fi, up front, articulate, and karaoke-like whereas in pro mixes they just sit better despite (or because of) being "less real sounding" somehow. Haven't yet figured out what the deal is with that. Maybe this thread could shed some light on that too.