I often have to go out to clubs/dressing room environments to record audio that is to end up being used on my radio show. I use a Zoom H1 mobile recorder. When I extract the wav file ready to begin work on it, what is the basics I should do by way of noise compression EQ and setting the volume to a good and equal standard to the music tracks that I will be mixing in with it.
The environments are often quite bright and reflective when we record. I watched @Mike show this week on noise reduction and it helped a lot.