I too intended to use this microphone for recording - it sounded like it would be great for recording the audio portion to accompany my screencasts and video tutorials. I need hands free operation and a microphone that 's not in th way of my computer and keyboard. But the breath sounds are are a major problem. I am essentially clueless as to most things related to audio recording, so how do I go about adding a "noise gate in the signal path?" Are there any other solutions?