Whenever I listen to an excellent pop vocal song that features real strings accompanying, I always notice that they are allowed to, in the mix, be very forward in a mix, very often being considerably louder in amplitude than the leadvox itself. I've heard this so many times, especially in traditional American "easy listening/soft pop" arrangements from the 60's onward (which I confess I love, BTW FWIW YMMV).
My point is, you'd never (as a rule) mix your guitars, piano, bass, horns or drums louder than your leadvox, while s/he's singing; but orchestral strings very often do come loudly to the fore; in fact they are often mixed louder (apparently) than any other element in your mix.
And of course, it works. But WHY? Your theories here? How is it that strings can "get away with that" while other sonorities couldn't?
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Why are strings (violins, etc) allowed to dominate a leadvox in a mix?