So I have been given a project to do a book on CD. Easy, I thought. But this is actually much more challenging than I originally thought. The first issue was getting the author comfortable with my AKG C 414 XL II without it obstructing her ability to read the book comfortably. I found that I could get great results by putting the microphone at about 10 o'clock with the cardioid pattern pointed towards her from about 8 inches away. But I wonder if I should look into buying an omni condenser lavalier so that she is more comfortable. Is it possible to get as great of quality with one of these? Also, would they cause more problems with my second issue? The second issue has been page turns and any kind of body movement. I am using the renaissance channel and using the gate in the plug. She has been very careful to make as little noise as possible with page turns and etc. But it is so difficult to have the audio completely clean with her voice only. This task is difficult considering the fact that only vocals are on the final track, so little movements and other sounds don't get buried at all. Of course, I can go through the long process of more exact editing of silence (that the gate doesn't capture well), but I would prefer another method. Any suggestions that any of you might have to make this 30 plus hour project easier would be greatly appreciated.