I am in DESPERATE NEED of MORE PRESENCE in vocal raps!!! Right now my current setup is a Shure KSM27 condenser mic plugged straight into a Presonus FP10 Firewire interface into my macbook pro i7. In terms of the digital mix: the digital compresser has a ratio of 8:1 limiter threshold at 0db, attack at 50ms and release at 5ms. I also have a de esser and a limiter in the bus as well with the EQ boosts heavily in the 1k-20k range. I'm thinking my lack of presence is due to either lack of an external compressor or my mic isn't adequate (or im mixing/editing it wrong). If I can only invest in one upgrade, which will have a bigger difference: an external compresser or a mic upgrade? Here is a preview of one of my latest mixes: YouTube - earthquake test.m4v (explicit) For reference: I am trying to get this type of vocal sound: YouTube - Chris Webby (Feat. Mic Galper) - Cuz I'm Drunk (explicit) any and all feedback very appreciated!!!