I'm trying to record my band and vocals is of course, the hardest part. Our vocalist does screaming, and it has become difficult for a number of reasons. First of all, he screams loud, hes a big guy so I dont have to worry about him being too quiet. I am using a Presonus Firebox, and no other mic pre or anything. The mic I am using is a SM58 (sounded the best out of like 5 mics I tried). The vocals still come out very quiet on one track, I doubled it and still... I used two tracks in the center, and one panned left and right a little bit. There are few bands who pan it, but it still doesnt sound right. I added distortion (cubase LE overdrive plugin) and there we go, it sounded rougher, but still not better. I EQed his voice so that I could get it to stand out and sit on top, but still blend in with the music. I thought it was really good at first, but then I kept listening to it and I just think, blah, it sounds like crap (not to mention the take was ok, we were just experimenting to see how we liked it). So I added reverb, but I can't tell what kind of reverb I need, I wasn't sure if it was sounding better or worse because of the reverb. Another thing is compression. I always read, why do people use compression? Honestly I dont know what Im doing as far as compression, all I know is that it seems to need some sort of balance. I know it takes experimenting and just tweaking with things, but ugh I dont know where to start =/ Help me!