So, I'm relatively new at this but I'm learning fast and have read literally days upon days of information on the recording process in the past few months. I'm having an issue with high-frequency hissing on vocal tracks when I'm compressing them. I have a Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 and an AT2035 (Previously the 3035). I've tried comparing the amount of hiss I can hear with the gain turned significantly up on the Audio Kontrol, without a (software) compressor. It has no hiss at all even with the knob all the way up. Of course, I couldn't even record most whispers that way without clipping, but it still arouses the question of why I'm hearing hiss when I bring the levels up through compression. In a normal situation I cannot get the gain knob past 10 o'clock without clipping on the loudest vocals, so compression is usually necessary, or at least to my extent of knowledge it is. Is there something I'm missing? Is there a way to get more of the signal from the mic without inviting hiss and without engaging some kind of high cut filter? Also, could 24-bit recording be an advantage to me as a result of a lower noise floor? Thanks for the help!