Ok, my father owned a night club for a very long time. it closed recently, and he said "grab all the gear you can get out of there before they lock the doors on me" so my friend and i hauled away everything we could get our grubby hands on. this includes a Mackie 24.4 VLZ (im guessing only really for live stuff) and a bass cab/ampeg SVT-3 head combo. here is the question: i go home last night, and i rig the mackie mixing board, via the XLR main outs in the back, to my m-audio mobilePre xlr ins. ive got the line out (post preamp) on the bass head going into the board, as well. i assumed this whole operation was fairly standard, but the thing that made me stop is this: the trim's on my mobile pre. i have to turn them to about 7 o'clock (right between on and "off", if you know what i mean) to get them to not clip. ive turned the master signal down on the mackie, but its still clipping awfully in the mobile pre. the odd thing is, as well, that the signal is not clipping in cubase, it still has some headroom. the level on the mobile pre has always been the same level as how it picks up in the computer. im not going to blow anything up, am i? btw, one quick question: i have a vocalist who wants to have delay on her vocals in her headphones, but i don't know how to do that without it printing to disk. ive got some lexicon hardware effects units, how can i do this with the mackie?