Hi, I'm new here, not sure if this is the correct forum to post in, but my ultimate goal is recording, so here goes: My Gear: A Jazz Guitar Peavey DPC-1000 Power Amp PreSonus 2 channel BlueTube Allen & Heath ZED 10FX Mixer RAMSA WS-A80 speakers for monitor sound MP3 Track RODE Microphone Canon XA10 Camcorder Setup: 1/4" Output of guitar into channel 1 of BlueTube Output of BlueTube into GTR1 HiZ input of mixer Main Mix XLR OUT from mixer into XLR inputs on camcorder 1/4" Aux OUT from mixer to 1/4" Y adapter to 1/4" Inputs on back of power amp. The microphone goes XLR into channel 1 of the mixer, and the MP3 goes into the ST1 channel on the mixer. I use the aux volumes on the channels and the main aux volume so the guitarist can hear himself and the MP3 track. I turn the aux volume on the mic channel down so it doesn't output and cause feedback. I use the main mix volumes for what's going into my camcorder so I can adjust the levels during shooting, without disrupting the volume the guitarist is hearing as we record. No matter how many ways I've tried to configure this setup, for some reason, the mixer level clips when there's not a lot of volume. To compare, I also have an Acoustic Image Clarus Series 4, which has 650w of power, and when I plug the guitar, and mp3 player into it, and go into the same RAMSA speakers, I can crank it way up, plenty of volume and no clipping or distortion issues. So I think something is definitely wrong somewhere in my setup. Questions I have include, how high should the outputs of the power amp be? Should I even use the BlueTube (it's great for warming the sound of the guitar), how much gain should I have on the BlueTube? I don't use drive. Should I use any gain on the guitar's mixer channel? Is the Y-adapter causing an issue? Let me know if I've left anything out, and thanks in advance for any help on getting this setup right.