Hi, I'm a veteran videographer but a noob at voice over audio and podcasting. I would like to know if there are any good web references on the internet that discuss best-practices for vocal recordings. In terms of gear, I've got a couple of mics I'm evaluating... the Audio Technica AT2020 and the Rode NT1-A. I'm using a Lexicon U22 USB audio interface to connect the mic's to the Mac. I'll likely be using Final Cut Studio (Soundtrack Pro) for my audio work. Some questions: - Any comments on my microphone choices? At this point they sound the same to me and the Rode is twice the price of the AT. - I assume it's best to record at the highest gain possible without clipping? Or do you ensure you are several DB below clipping and then use a compression effect or something to maximize the level? - What's are considered essential effects to add to a voice over mix if any? - As requested above, are there any great resources for getting up to speed on best-practices in audio recording in a home DAW studio? Thanks for any thoughts, advice, or resources you can provide!!!