Hello, I'm new to this incredible forum. I really like this one. I can't wait to do some searches and see what information is avalible. Since I started this topic here I have a couple questions about just getting the cleanest signal from my gear. I have a Tascam 424 MkIII, and a Joe Meek VC3Q. I realize I'm not going to get these great recordings but so far I'm getting pleasant sounds with little noise. As far as DBX noise reduction goes, does that cut out some of the frequencies and overall warmth of what I am recording? Also I have some nice guitar effects I like to use for modulation style effects. Is there an better way to mix them in the track without running them in like of the microphone because I really get noise then. Is that a nautre of the beast kind of thing? Thanks!