Hi Everyone, This is my first post/question to the forums and I'm excited to be here. I just bought the Ediroal UA-4FX USB Audio Capture (24 bit 96khz). It has one standard 1/4" input and one XLR mic input. In the 1/4", I've plugged in my Mackie DFX-6 Live Sound Mixer (I'm aware its not the best for home recording, but its better than my Behringer Power Amp as a preamp). I primarily record guitar and vocals. I'm having an issue with recording my guitar though. On my Peavey Bandit 112 amplifier, there's an output (not quite headphone, b/c sound still comes out of the amp, but similar). I route my guitar signal into the Mackie, and then from the Mackie to the Edirol. I dont like recording my guitar directly into the mixer/Edirol because it loses the girth and warmth that the amp power gives it. I also can't plug the amp straight into the Edirol because the the gain is just through the roof for some reason. So, my issue: when recording my guitar, I have found a healthy setting with no peaks in combination with the edirol/mackie/peavey and it sounds good, but occasionally I'll strum my guitar a certain way (not quite sure how, a little harder I guess), and it will just click and peak on the recording. I've strummed it harder and other times it won't happen, its mostly just in the middle of playing. It makes an unbearable click. On the Mackie, a little orange light comes up that signals "level set" whenever the click comes out. What does that mean? Can I avoid this problem if I mic'd my guitar amp? If so, what's an inexpensive mic that would do the job for me? Finally, last question. I have 2 dynamic mics, but I'd like to record percussive and wind instruments. Should I get a condenser mic to record these? Is there a mic that could solve all of my problems? Thanks for all of your help.