Last night I recorded a song for one of my friends. He raps, but it's NOT gangsta rap, so please be open minded to listening. I've only done a premix and was hoping if i can have some suggestions. I used a little hardware compression coming in, haven't used any software compression yet. I don't think it needs to be, but let me know if you think it does. On the verses, I made a copy and made a +/- stereo delay - and mixed it in 6db lower so it's just subtle. On the Hook, I had him rap a double. On the double, I did a +/- stereo delay and kept it at the same level so it's much louder. If I can have opinions on what you might do to mix it better, I'd appreciate it. The other big problem I'm having is the ESSSSSSSS'ing. I have some plugins that are supposed to De-Es, but I haven't used it yet. Do I highlight the whole vocal track and run the de-esser? Or do I only highlight the parts in the track that have the SSS sound. I'd really appreciate any help/comments given as I'm new to recording and feedback, even bad feedback, will only get me better. Here's the link... Link removed mirror link: Link removed Oh, quick reference on my gear. MXL v67g mic behringer autocom compressor behringer ub802 mixer delta 66 sound card adobe audition I know my hardware is very entry level, but it's all I had budgeted.