Hey folks, I am a video guy, not audio inclined in the least. But hopefully you'll feel some compassion and throw me a bone. I am currently doing a documentary on stand-up comics and filming their sets live. I am desperate for some decent sound and have been trying as of late to plug into the soundboard of the clubs the comedians are performing in. I am plugging in via stereo jack that goes into portable Azden 3 channel mixer and then outputs into a digital voice recorder. Problem being that the mixer nor voice recorder have audio level indications on the LCD and for some reason the recorder does not allow me to have a mic and phone plug in simultaneously. So I am stuck plugging in and praying that the levels are ok and that there is even a signal coming through. This has turned out to be a total disaster. So what I would love to get would be some sort of device that would allow me to visually witness the audio levels as they are being pumped into the portable mixer and voice recorder. Trouble being, I am broke(ish) and need a economically feasible solution. Do I need a new mixer with LCD level display, new voice recorder with LCD level display, or is there another solution? Any suggestions of products would be really appreciated. Thanks, Matt.