O.K., so I am working up an entry which I will think about submitting to the contest, but here is my question. My current audio interface (Saffire 6 USB, a simple but respectable sounding unit) has only two inputs, and the inputs obviously have preamps built in. Let's say I bought an ADL 600 (since the chances of anyone's first recorded song winning are slim to be sure) how would I take advantage of the ADL preamps if they have to go through my existing preamps? It seems to me that there might be a build up of noise of two distinct preamps, but then I'm also wondering if the noise floor is sufficiently diminished if I'm able to keep the gain very low on the Saffire, thus allowing the ADL to do its job. I would be grateful for any insight as to whether one could take advantage of a vastly better preamp when it still has to pass through another preamp stage inside the audio interface.