Hi, all, I'm new here, and popping in to ask for some professional advice and may stick around if this forum hasn't been engulfed by the 16-year-old army that plagues so many forums . I record speed punk music, think: RKL, DRI, old NOFX, old Suicidal Tendencies, old Guttermouth, etc... I in now way, shape, or form consider myself to be a vocalist, but I can lay down decent snotty punk vox for my home recordings, and better to have decent vox than no vox, at least imho. So, to get to the actual question: I'm having trouble getting the quieter parts to be as loud as the screamed parts. I already know how to properly handle a mic., and yes, I'm using and Audix OM5. What I want to know is, should I hit a compressor or limiter first (I'm using a two channel Maxcom for my physical compressor/limiter)? Also, how drastic should the compression be? Should I do a threshhold of -10 at 3 and use multiple Adobe 3.0 compressor plugins, staging the compression, or should I hit it hard with the physical compression? Thanks.