How to get a professional vocal sound?
My plugin chain for vocal processing
Eq plugin - High pass filter @ 100hz. Notch out any unwanted frequencies, low mid honk or nasal twang. At this point I then go to my external analogue compressors and see what fits best, either the AML 54F50, Retro Doublewide or my Anamod AM6660. Back to plugins, next a de-esser. Listen carefully and program volume automation to really dial in the vocal level. Add other effect plugins to help with clarity if needed. Possible harmonic distortion or a tape saturation simulation. Set up a reverb, one short and one long. Set up some delays. These would be set-up on a stereo 'send' buss to give the vocal width.
Make sure you have good vocal recording to begin with. Good luck.
3. De - esser
5. Compression (if you need super up font vocal)
6. Harmonic distortion
7. Reverb (Stereo send/aux)
8. Delay (Stereo send/aux)
All the best Clive Knightley