Recently, I noticed “muddiness” or a “muddy” like difference when I was mixing some voice-over (talking) vocals with a Compression (compared to just utilizing a Equalizer).
NOTE: Personally, I prefer the “clearer” sound (when mixing voice-over [talking] vocals) compared to more of the “warmth” or “muddy” sound (when mixing voice-over [talking] vocals) because the “clearer” sound sounds more natural (to me) and inviting (due to the “clean-ness”), and too much “warmth” or “muddiness” sounds distorted or like someone put the microphone to their throat to talk and record. I’m also utilizing a high-end film boom microphone (compared to a designated singing microphone).
My question is, when is Compression needed for some people when mixing voice-over (talking) vocals?
NOTE: I’m referencing voice-over (talking/dialogue) vocals and not singing vocals.