Hello, first time poster, long time home studio musician. Hoping to get some insightful answers. First up, the pertinent info about my setup: Windows XP Sonar 4.0 Behringer MX9000 M-Audio Delta 1010 With a number of hardware synths, Alesis QS6 for sounds & midi keyboard, Roland TD8, misc. hardware processors. So two questions: 1) I always seem to have issues with the left side of the mix sounding louder than the right side, and the source of the signal doesn't matter (synths, vocals, guitar, always the same problem.) Is there some sort of global adjustment I can make on the sound card or mixer? If not, what are some good troubleshooting techniques to figure out which component is causing the issue? 2) This is a tough one. Mixing and low-end. I have always had HUGE problems trying to get my low end to play nice. If my bass lines (synth or bass guitar, sometimes both) sound decent, then I invariably lose the presence of my kick drum. Or, if my kick drum sounds good, I lose the presence of my bass line. I've been using Isotope's Ozone to try to compress one, the other, or both in a futile effort to get a decent sounding bass line and kick drum to share acoustic bandwidth, but to no avail. I am frustrated beyond belief at this point, and my songs are suffering because of it. Any mixing advice that I can use as a starting point to get my songs in the right direction would be much appreciated. Thank you!