Hello. I'ma hip hop artist aka a rapper, i've been recording for approximately a year and i recently just upgraded my setup that i use for recording from basically nothing. I'm currently using an EMU 0404 USB preamp (200$) and a Audio Technica AT3035 condenser mic (250$) but it seems like i'm not getting all of the quality i should. Before i aquired these i was using a basic 60$ nexxtec dynamic mic and it seems like my quality hasnt changed much. I record in my room which is a decent size, but not too big, i have a mic stand and pop screen and i also use certain effects such as dynamics processing, graphic equalizer and sometimes reverb on my vocals. I use cool edit pro 2.0 for recording. Is there anything that could be preventing me from getting what i should get as far as my vocals go? If u want to check out what they sound like u can visit http://www.myspace.com/yungjay01 Every track is recorded with my new setup except The Past is the past and My Jeans. Thanks in advance..