Hi I just joined this site looking for a few tips on recording. Thanks to whoever reads and replies Ok to start I have a behringer 2442fx mixing board and several mics that we all mix together by just doing rca's to the cd tape to main then to the usb digital audio converter. The program I use to record what the usb is giving is Audacity 1.3. This all works great except when it comes to volume. when we record everything does actually work, just the volume and level strength is very weak. I have tried to fix this using a decent solid state 85> SN preamp, but then it does not have a volume nob to help keep everything under control. and then we have to turn everything down So it seems like We have two poor options at the moment hoping to see if anyone has any good cheap ideas. one would be to record not using the preamp and then having to amplify the signal about 40 dbs using audacity (which I don't have a lot of expierence but sounds awful) or the other is to use the preamp and get large amounts of clipping because now we have too strong of a a signal. The main goal is to be able to record exactly what we hear live (if possible) so that we can constantly get some feedback to improve our playing Really just trying to get a feel for the new board its really kinda complicated at first, again thanks very much for any replies.