Okay, I set up the ol' portable studio today, using a lot of equipment for the first time. It went well, except: My Sebatron vmp 4000e would not send signal into the DigiDesign. I tried everything and it wouldn't work. I let it warm up for MORE than enough time...anyone else have a similar problem with it? My Focusrite 428 has a filter on it...what do you recommend I use it on, drums wise? I'm running overheads, snare top and kick through it...how would ya'll use the filter in those circumstances? Finally, on my AT 4033 overheads, I used the low cut and pad on the mic. Was this the right thing to do? What do you suggest? Thanks for the input! Argh!