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Recording voice for a promotional video... Need help!

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, so I apologize if it is not.


I'm making a video to promote a product for work. I already made a flash video for it, I just need to read off a script to follow up with the video.

My boss gave me a mic to use (looks like just some standard mic with an on/off switch) which I used a 1/4 inch to 3.5mm converter for the front mic jack of my case.

My problem is I really have no idea what I'm doing!
I've downloaded Mixcraft 5.2 and I've been messing around with the different "fx" such as compressors and EQ's and such, but I have yet to produce a clean sound.

The mic would hardly pick up my voice so I had to change the settings in control panel for the mic to the highest db (+30 db). Although it does make my voice easier to pick up, there is a constant buzzing from the microphone.

I guess what I am asking is: do I need like a hardware compressor or something or would something on the software side help me?

Any suggestions on what I should do?
    
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talk louder + right next to the mic won't work?
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