Hey guys! I'm going to start recording the vocals for my band's debut soon. Rock vocals ranging from mostly cleans, to gritty and a few growls/screams. For this project, we purchased a SM7B and I preemptively figured I'd need a preamp with more gain that my interface can provide. Our drummer luckily works in a studio that makes audio for films and television, so we borrowed a nice mic preamp - Danfield MX30-t. There's not that much info on it floating around. - http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr13/articles/danfieldaudio-mx30t.htm Anyways, now I have plenty of gain, but seeing as I have a high-end channel compressor as well now, I figured we should track the vocals with some compression and this is where I come to you - I have absolutely no experience with this. I obviously will experiment with it a bit, but if you guys have some advice about starting points as well as any do's and dont's, I would appreciate it greatly! I don't want to go overboard and end up with a load of tracks that would have been better off if I just tracked without any compression to begin with. This paragraph from the soundonsound review is noteworthy: "Engaging the compressor instantly made me aware of its feed-forward peak-detection circuit, because it leaped out like a jungle cat and stomped on every consonant and lip smack. I seldom opt to use peak compression in the analogue domain, and this reminded me of my days engineering radio shows for the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation. I simply had to put aside how I usually set up a compressor, by cutting the ratio in half, tweaking the attack and release settings and just listening to how it behaved. The gain-reduction meter was a great help, providing a fast and accurate indication of how much compression was being applied, without any noticeable fluttering. I ended up with a ratio of just 1.5:1, 10ms Attack, 100ms release and the side-chain filter at about 100Hz." Thanks a lot!