I couldn't think of anything other than "strange files"... because this is just simply too weird. I'm having a great deal of difficulty trying to mix some tracks I recently recorded. I use a Presonus Firepod connected to my Windows XP PC. I use Adobe Audition to track and edit. So... I have these tracks. And there is something very messed up about them. They are extremely quiet. When I try to pan them left or right, they do neither. They stay in center channel... and get this... they GET LOUDER if you pan them in either direction. WHAT THE HECK?! So I thought it was my sound driver... nope... whether playing through my PC soundcard, or through the firepod, same thing. I thought it might be the software... wrong again. I tried editing the tracks in Audacity just to see if it was an issue with Audition... same exact thing! I even tried multiple headphones and output jacks just to be sure. This literally just started happening today... I have no idea what caused it. Any ideas? There must be someone here who could lead me to what this is... I need it fixed ASAP! Any help or suggestions greatly appreciated... thanks.