I just recently purchased sonar 3 and man is it worlds beyond cakewalk pro 9! I am curious about how to rocord vocals. Should I be using my compressor at all or should I just use the noise gate, and let sonar's eq and compressor work for me. What frequencies should I boost in order to get that airy sound from my condensor and how close should I be to the mic when recording. it is a low end budget oktava going into presonus pre and then through behringer compressor, and finally into audiophile 2496. Please, any help would be just great...even if you just have suggestions or opinions that is all that I want. Ohh and I almost forgot, what is a good book for recording basics, I want to read up on it please, any suggestions.