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Usually, people write a score including the lyrics and the notes. For electronic music, you can write the singing part in MIDI, convert the MIDI to a score (MuseScore does it very well using MusicXML), add lyrics (ith the same MuseScore), and send the score. It's when people will read and sing the score that you can judge their voice quality and ability to ...
Sorry to say, there is no perfect way of doing this. The link you provided uses the same technique I was going to describe but this requires that you have the original and an exact instrumental copy. Even that technique is not perfect and will still have some background noise. One piece of AWESOME software that does this with techniques that are far beyond ...
The John Grant song samples linked from the comment are a mixture of chorus, short delays, and reverb. I don't see the connection between the effects I mainly hear and your "soft consonants" observation. My best guess is you should research compression and/or vocal doubling (and pop filters if you need one) to achieve the sound you want.
Unfortunately, the choice of microphone and positioning is going to be dependent on the acoustics of the room that the recording is being used in. If it's a fairly quiet room, then an omni mic would do a pretty good job. However, if there is noticeable air handling noise or other background noise, the microphone(s) will need to be closer to the people ...
When you're at a table, a boundry effect microphone is a nice way to go -- provided you don't have anyone thumping for emphasis. I like my Crown PZM-30D. I often use it at Church. In that case, I'm doing live sound reinforcement, while at the same time, I've got a second mix for remote rooms and recording to mp3 and DVD. I keep a PZM-30D stuck to the ...
Since each participant is not isolated, you may as well go for an omni directional mic. Monitor the levels before hand to make sure you can hear everyone clearly. If you have to, you can always tweak it in post. The other alternative is a bunch of semi-cheap headsets (headphone
Depending on whether you've recorded the vocals already or not, one method I've seen used before is to enclose the microphone (something as simple as a Shure SM58) within a tin can. This creates a hollow, metallic, ringing sound, just like, well, a tin can! If you've already recorded, I'm sure something similar could be created with some clever EQ. It ...
A less extreme version of the poltergeist effect might work:
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