what's up everybody I'm a 15 year old lyricist and I've been home recording for maybe about a year now. It wasn't until about a month ago I decided to get serious with it (sounding WELL mixed). what I'm basically working with right now for recording / mixing is Mixcraft 5. I've used Cubase before, Adobe Audition/Audacity. I've also played around with pro tools before but nothing to serious. Now I may be a newbie to recording, but I'm very well experienced when it comes to PC's. My computer is well built and ready for serious recording, one thing I never really understood is if Macs over rule PC's in the recording scene or if it they were equal to rach other. (Expired Link Removed) Main problems I have had when recording is the vocals and everything being balanced, I'm a total dunce when it comes to this stuff. I want my vocals to sound like their supposed to be in there and have quality to it, not sound like garbage. I know a compressor comes into place here but all I know is a little bit about the compressor settings, I never really knew how to add it in and do it right. I'm not sure on what else I need to get either, like just for now to get a kickstart. Preamps? Don't know much about this stuff... My moms boyfriend on the other hand has 2 macbooks in the house one is pro and ones not, he uses Pro Tools and this is the rack he's using, again linked. (Expired Link Removed) [/URL]I've tried messing with it before but it was all too confusing for me. Thanks to anybody who responds and tries to help me out with this it's appreciated !