:-? Hi guys! I'm new to this forum. So far I like what I see. Glad to see that theres a forum specifically that focus on recording issues and techniques. Well before I ask my question, here's my setup/equipment (some): *Sony MDM X4 Mini Disk Mixer (Only for patching) *2 Keyboards: Yamaha S08 and Roland JV 1000 *Edirol UM 550 Midi Interface *SHURE BG 1.0 Microphone *Intel P4 Computer: 2.5GB Processor ,512 DDR Ram, 2 Harddrives partitioned from one harddrive with 40 gb on each side, onboard video and sound, inhouse air filters. External 160gb Harddrive (for backups), 2 CD Burners, 1 DVD Burner, and firewire support. *MBOX 1.0 *Software (as far as wave processing goes): Cubase SX, Reasons 3.0, Protools LE 6.7, WaveLab, WAVES Diamond Bunble, Isotope's Ozone 3, a bunch of VST Plugins, Sony Direct X Plugins. Thats the basic stuff I have. Here's My question. The process that sound travels to get to my system is Input -> Mixer -> Mbox -> Computer. For some reason, my recording level is really low and I'm not exactly sure how to set my mixer. A mixing tip that I got from someone is to turn down the master, adjust the gain and fader were you want it, then turn up the master. This way you get a clean sound. However unless I'm doing this wrong, the sound still comes in low. I dont want to turn my master too high else that's going to create distortion. What should I do?