Ill give a quick run down on what others have done and i am attempting to do. Please bare with me, i dont intend to insult anyones itelligence, but im going to just assume that everyone will find this a pointless waste of time. and not understand what im talking about. Im attempting to utlize protools with an mbox 2 mini and a sm58 mic to process vocals to am/fm transmitter. Citizens band and Ham radio. Many others have done so i hear them on the air and talk on other forums. But its hard to get solid responses to questions. either they dont know or dont care to help. Or the answers i do get are mixed leaving me with only more questions. The most common answer is ill just have to play around with it to figure it out.... These guys know how to talk around the world and get impressive numbers out of a radio, and they can get their equipment to sound like they want, but cant accurately explain how is what im assuming. So im jumping over to this side to seek input from those who do this kinda thing on the daily. What id like to achieve is the loud puchy wide audio sound that like a broadcast radio station. I was sent a session file that apparently is used by other reputable radio operators to acheive this sound. However im rather ingnorant to how and what i can do with protools. Heres an example of what im looking for. YouTube - Sidewinder ,Motormouth Maul July 12, 2010, 09:03 AM fast forward to 2:30 to skip the nonsense... apparently the file i have is similiar to what he is using, however i cannot get it to sound remotely like it. I sound like a PA to a cheap loudspeaker at the highschool football game. The operator "motormouthmaul often has alil more base to his audio than id like, but if i can get anywhere close to that sound, im sure i can cut the bass out some. ive also got a humm, that seems to be coming from the mbox. I have a rather low tone to my voice, often softer spoken than most. My fiance says i mumble, but i speak in the same fashion daily dispatching for LEO, fire, and EMS. Even have asked those on the other end of the radio if i ever seem muffled or hard to understand explaining why i was asking. none have mentioned me being hard to understand, rather that i have a "very warm controlled tone of voice much appreciated by them when everythings going to hell in a handbasket out in the field." as i was told. a good example i think of a sound i find soothing to the ears is a good recording of Paul Harvey, aside from his whistle. i very much enjoyed listening to his broadcasts as i was growing up and still to this day enjoy listening to recordings. Can anyone shed any light onto what i should be doing? Which leads me to the next issue, hummmm...ive disconnected everything except for the mbox to the PC, and the cable leading to the radio, and the humm is still there. so i picked up a behringer Micro HD400 to try to cure the hum. It took care of the hum. but attenutated the signal to nothing. i have to run the gain and level wide open on the mbox to get a bit of sound out of it. and even then its not at all linear or smooth... Is this to be expected? How do i compensate. I should mention that i am feeding the audio into the transmitter by cutting a xlr cable and directly soldering to a hand held microphone normally used with a CB. " simplest way to incourporate a keying circuit into the audio chain until i get this all figured out." Only 1 solid wire is soldered. the braid and 2nd wire in the xlr is left unconnected to anything.... i dont know how this will effect anything but i thought i should mention. Now i wont even begin to act like i know much at all about this stuff, but i learn rather quickly. So ill gladly take any input on this stuff that anyone wishes to share. I may have even posted this in the wrong area of the forum, my apologies. if so please move to it to a correct section. I will send a copy of the file given to me and my copy which is only slightly altered from the original to see what im dealing with if that would make things any easier. I dnt even remember off the top of my head what version of protools i have. i believe its 7.