Hello all, I'm a complete novice when it comes to high end microphones and audio recording. I'm familiar with recording on USB microphones which basically do most of the work for you. However, since I do video production, I've decided to step up my audio game for voiceovers. I'm also new to this forum, so I'm not quite sure if you can view my equipment, but I'll go ahead and post it here as well. Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface Sony MDR-7506 Dynamic Stereo Headphones Windows 7 Machine I've recorded a few audio voiceovers for a few videos already with this setup, but I want to improve my technique. My primary audio needs are for podcasting, real-time software tutorials with voiceover, and also general voiceover. My current problem is that either my levels are too low during recordings, or if I bump up the gain, I start to hear a lot of background noises and movements. How do I combat this? Is there a way to record proper levels and leave out background noise? Any tips are appreciated. Thank you.