I just got an Alesis HD24 to use for remote recording. One of the ways I want to use it is to record from the direct outs of my little A&H MixWiz when I'm doing live sound. I did this with my daughter's band last weekend. One problem is that the default for the A&H is that the direct outs are post fader. I usually start my individual faders out about -8dB so that I have plenty of head room. So I wound up with a lower level signal recorded than I would have in the studio. There was plenty of room above the noise floor to mix a rock show so in the end things were fine. On the plus side, there was plenty of head room in the HD24 - I never came close to clipping. So I'm a little torn between leaving things as they are and opening up the A&H and switching the direct outs to prefader. (I could also change the way I mix, but that's definitely the third choice.) What do you guys do in this situation?