Yes guys, I am just trying to get the best out of my equipment. I'm talking about the following units I have. MOTU 896HD, dbx 1086, Presonus DigiTUBE, Focusrite TrakMaster, ULTRA-DI PRO DI4000 And I want to use the all units to feed my MOTU 896HD if (and thats a question I ask) the quality of the result would be better in generic terms... I record vocals (from my NT2000), guitar (no FX board - using Guitar Rig to shape the pure signal afterwards) and guitar (again no FX board). So the question is, if you had this equipment to do these three tracking tasks, which combination of instrument/material would you use together to get the best signals into Cubase (and at the same time keep the noise ratio respectable)? Hope someone (or plural) can help as this is something that is still mystifying me... Cheers Gary _________________ Cubase SX 2.2, Wavelab 4 + some soft synths P4 3.4 , 2GB DDR2, 1 Raptor, 2 160GB Samsung Spinpoint, MOTU 896HD, dbx 1086, Presonus DigiTUBE, Focusrite TrakMaster, ULTRA-DI PRO DI4000, Reveal active Mons + Rodes NT2000 etc.