Hi. I record the sermons at church. A definite upgrade I'm looking for is the microphone. The mics we currently have sound fine enough in terms of quality, but their pickup is awful. Also, they make a TON of noise when even remotely touched anywhere, even on the handle!! I'd like a microphone that doesn't make noise when you're merely holding it from the handle. I recently thought that the noise emanating from the mic when holding it was due to it being so old and dropped so many times. Thus, I've recently purchased a new mic set (Amazon.com: Behringer ULTRAVOICE XM1800S Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphones, 3-Pack: Musical Instruments), but these do the exact same thing! I'd also like for the mic to have a strong pickup. I'm thinking a cardiod pattern, so that the congregation isn't heard in the recordings. But my main concern is that the speaker(s) often walk a couple of steps away from the mic, and the pickup drops substantially (obviously, I know). But I've seen sermons on TV and other speeches (e.g., the Presidents speeches) where it seems you can walk a decent distance from the mics and still obtain a strong signal without picking up too much unwanted noise from the audience. I've tried simply turning the gain up on my mixer, but this can easily cause audio overload (clipping) because sound levels vary drastically during the service. My mixer has a compressor built in, and this helps a little, but not enough. I'm thinking that finding a microphone with the characteristics detailed above will be the most help. Any ideas on what mic I could buy? Thanks.