hey folks- first off, if this is too 'off-thread' for the DAW world post, my apologies..... i'm wanting to improve the overall quality of audio going to my DAW. while everything right now is squeaky clean, it just sounds soul-less (and no, it's not the music that's the problem! )........ the main signal path is: high-quality condenser mic --> yamaha RM 800 mixer/pre-amp --> aardvark systems soundcard. (using Win98 & cool edit pro mostly) i've been looking into the RSP Saturator to beef up things overall, and also possibly getting some real nice mic pre's (anything class A or discreet). cost wise the mic-pre's are more expensive and more of a hassle to re-wire to bypass the mixer altogether. the 'Saturator' seems like a good overall solution, putting it between mixer and soundcard, and possibly even between soundcard and DAT when mixing/mastering to DAT. anybody got their favorite solutions to this problem....?