I have ardvark q10, sonar 3, alesis m1 active monitors, and a cabnit of moderate to decent mics. My question is 2 part really. First off, i dont feel that Im getting the quality that I should with vocals. The ardvark is very hot but when it comes down to tracking i would rather keep the vocalist close to the mic than for them to pull away on the high or loud notes. When they do this I seem to get a more distant sound. I lose base in there voice and tone over all. Would it benifit me to track with compression so that I can keep them from blowing the mic up, while keeping them closely miced? Also is it possible to insert comprresion on the track while recording with sonar3 using the shipped plugins? If not or if thats not the best way to do it, what compressor do you suggest as far as outboard goes. Ive heard a lot about the RNC, and dbx compressors? IS a compressor what I really need right now to start making my stuff sound better or is there something more important I should be focusing on. Any input is greatly appreciated. By the way Im very new at recording. Thx!