I know theres more ways to do it, but I normally try to keep all of my channel faders and main fader at unity or as close as possible, and get levels using gain. Only moving faders when needed throughout the night. I typically dont have to give it much gain, or any, for whatever reason. I have my crossover set pretty well, and hardly ever peak my amps. Now, a band a run sound for, the lead singer claims to run sound alot. He was giving me a hard time about my method, and telling me his. Saying my gain should be at about 11 o'clock, and and set the faders where needed, and claiming that you get your "warmth" from the gain. How do you guys feel about this?