I posted something similar to this awhile ago, but I have a strange idea that I am wondering if it would even be worth trying out. First of all, here is my setup. PC AMD Athlon XP 3000+ / 1 GB PC2700 / 80GB 7200rpm hard drive / M-Audio Revolution 7.1 Outboard gear Echo Layla24 Behringer MDX2600 Composer Pro-XL Compressor Behringer MIC2200 Ultragain® Pro Software Sonar 4 Producers Edition Cool Edit Pro 2.0 Mics MXL 990 MXL 991 Shure SM57 Shure SM58 Monitors plan on buying M-Audio Bx8's I had already decided to record everything at 24/44.1, but I just wondered if I recorded at 24/96, and then sent the line out from my m-audio soundcard into my tube pre-amp and compressor, then recorded that back into Sonar as a stereo .wav file at 24/44.1 Would this add some warmth to the final mix and with the compressor, allow me to get the compression for the final mix where I need it? Or should I just stick with 24/44.1 and keep it all in Sonar? Thanks for any input!