Ok my Setup is as follows What i have: MXL2001 Condenser Mic | Behringer Eurorack UB802 6 Ch Mixer | FX Send (Turned up on Mic CH strip only) | Standard Windows Souncard | Cubase SX (NUMEROUS PLUG INS) | Standard Windows Souncard | To Stereo CH on UB802 Problems: I have to record my vocals at a very low Level (Main Mix Level & Mic Ch. Strip Level)< These knobs have to be turned very low or I will experience nasty noise in my recordings And I hate it. I have been listening to a lot of acapella track and i have been trying to mimic the effects used. (Tupac, Lauryn Hill, Bone Thugz-n-Harmony) and i can tell reverbs are used in these tracks but I also hear their headphones in the track. I say this because I thought the heaphones being heard in the vocal recordings caused noise. What I want to know is what is giving me the nosie? The mic? the MIxer? the Soundcard? lack of pre-amp? please help I need answers I am a novice at recording. Even though I love the challenge of mixing such low quality work. I would love for it to be easier. i am think of Getting a Firewire 410 and getting a Behringer ub2424fx mixer tell me what YOU think I should do.