I just bought a 1-channel outboard preamp and a 2-channel outboard compressor. My question is: how do I use both the compressor and preamp at the same time? Do I use the effects send/return inputs? Or do I use a ton of XLR cables going from my mics to my preamp to my compressor then finally to my multitracker? Using the send/return thing would be ideal, as I have some of those cables lying around. But I only have 3 XLR chords, so I would have to but a couple more if that was the only way to do it. I'm a total newbie, so any help would be greatly appriciated.