I'm a fairly experienced newbie in producing and I've always wondered specially on a lot of "tutorials" on Youtube specially when you search "how to edit/process vocals"; their "raw" vocals already sound good, probably not perfect but way better than my actual raw and untouched vocals after recording. I have an at2020 with a Behringer UM2 interface, and they're quite good too. But it doesn't seem to sound similar to the rest of the "dry and raw" vocals out there in Youtube. I figured maybe they're like using preproduction effects? Like on a console or something and edited the eq their and compression before editing them on the daw? Since whenever I record, the output is good and okay, but sounds a bit boxy and roomy. Their "raw" vocals already sound eq'd and "airy" if you know what I mean, and only needs a little bit of touch. How do you think they did something like that with their vocal recordings? Even so, how do you guys do it?
Sorry for the naive question, I'm just really confused. Any thoughts?