Hi, I am having trouble recording vocals, and I have some questions that somebody on this forum may be able to answer. I would appreciate any help. Here is what I've been trying. I have an AKG3000b to my preamp inserted thru my compressor(after the preamp), to my DAW. With this setup I am really having a hard time getting a good level to disk. If I turn the gain up too high, I overload the input on the comp and I sounds distorted. If I bring the gain down, the signal to disk is very weak even if I crank the output of my comp. After trying this setup for a while, I took the mic signal right into the compressor, then out to my preamp and this worked out much better, but is still lacking a bit. Which setup is best and do I just need to tweak a little more? Does anybody have any advice? Thanks.