WICKED NOOB QUESTION HERE! (but I'm not afraid) So, I picked up a Great River ME-1NV and want to get it running..have to go through the Apogee Duet though to get to the iMac, so here's what I've been through... The Duet had two XLR connections and two Instrument (1/4"). You can run the XLRs as: 1) XLR 2) XLR line level +4db 3) XLR line leve -10db The GR output has: Line out via XLR -10db unbalanced 1/4" I called the guys at Great River and in spite of my horrible descriptions of the Apogee they suggested NOT to run at 1/4 instrument, but rather XLR line level and set the Duet at +4db. This I did and it seemed that the signal was VERY weak, I was cranking the gain to get anything...couldn't be right. I switched it (on the Duet that is) to straight up XLR (neither +4 or -10) and it was MUCH louder and seemed to be where it needed to be. Now, does this sound right or am I in danger of blowing something up? I recorded this way for a while all the time being gentle on the gain and everything seemed to work out fine. So, to be clear, here's the path. Guitar>Amp>Mic>XLR into GR>XLR out of GR into XLR of Duet>Duet to iMac....yada, yada. Sound good or did I miss anything? Thanks in advanced.