Greetings... I was wondering if anyone could bring me some clarity (of mind AND sound) for my little problem. I am running a keyboard mixer in the front of house (for live performances) and use a mackie 1202 VLZ. It gives me lots of control as well as 3 separate mixed outs. With this mixer, i have my keyboards (obviously) as well as a good amount of rack gear... Compressors, FX, etc... My question is... will running these pieces of rack gear (inserts and sends) give me better results if i run them balanced? most of them do have balanced outs, and the Mackie has all balanced ins and outs... so i have the option to do either TRS or 1/4. If i have the option to give a balanced out of my mix to the House, should i do that? or use a DI box with a line level signal? i'm going to need to buy alot of new cables and i just wanted to get this all strait so i dont buy the wrong ones. thanks for your help!!!