@Leon Todd recording and mixing voice is a different animal. I think you are representing yourself extremely well, man Talking heads videos is the main bread and butter of my creative agency because we had spent many years in TV in the UK. I am the audio guy in my company. At first I approached recording and mixing/ mastering our videos with musical levels...ugh, not good! Nowadays we record very quiet levels, actually the more quiet, the better...peaks around -20db usually on a Sound Devices 7 series (occasionally just lighting the yellow), then boost the level in DAW. I never use any compression on voice for my applications, but as a presenter like you are doing, you can go a little more radio. That said, eq, NR and DS are critical. When I was really hitting my head on the desk regarding final mixed voice levels with zero music was a TEDx we did in 2015. I researched hi and low and just couldn't find any actual guidelines, beyond some great podtings on gearslutz. The film course we were working alongside was telling their students -6db peak. After many months of experimenting I decided on -10db for our productions. Partially because -10pk/-20rms was TV compliance at the time (and before). For my own experimentation, -10pk is the limit to making the plastic housing on devices vibrate enough to induce an unattractive rattle from said device. -6db is too loud for talking IMO. Coincidentally, I settled on podcast format levels around the time podcast levels were (re)defined in late 2015, which is -10db pk/ -18db rms. Finding a good DAW meter for levels is not easy, especially with new designs looking more like software than hardware emulations. Wow, so last night I visited the Myasnikov site for the first time. He is pretty close to me, I am putting some orders in!