I have a little home studio and so far, just recording with my Studio Project B1 microphone right in my Presonus Firebox was ok for vocals. I have some money to spend on an upgrade for this setup, and some people suggested for me to get a compressor. This should help my vocal take to be more even and remove some unwanted noise.
Would you suggest this add-on to my current setup? Or would you suggest something else? I was also thinking about an effect rack, to replace the bad plugins that I have. Some people also suggest that I should get a better pre-amp (instead of relying on the one built-in the sound card).
Any help will be appreciated!
EDIT I record vocal mainly for rock/Alternative/Metal music but it could also be soft vocals with acoustic guitar.