king_arthur wrote:I think the fact that the synth is playing the melody underneath the voices emphasizes the missed notes... if you want to have the melody playing while you're tracking vocals, you might then mute it for the final mix, and add in a couple alternate synth parts that don't take the melody ... on the verses
Thanks for the thoughful follow-up. This is very interesting. I think this is probably a flaw in my working style for this type of song... here's the question, for the chorus, I play instead some chords, whereas the verse had single-note melody (if I remember correctly) - does it sound better in the chorus?
If so then I could replace the verse melody synth as you suggest - I wonder how that would sound.