I was trying to test my new mackie 402-vlz3 mixer yesterday with a bass guitar. so my friend came with a jazz bass (the brand escapes me now...) and we plugged it into the line 1 input and made use of the instrument level switch (which is great, replaces a DI box). the sound was crisp, clear and very punchy, but there was this really slight, almost inaudible hiss or buzz (I emphasise: it was extremely low, not a big thing) which could be heard every time he took his hands away from the strings, and we both attributed it to static. I hooked the bass stright to the mackie (as mentioned), and I went from the outputs into the UNBALANCED RCA inputs in my Juli@ interface. Is it because of the unbalanced cables that I might be getting this buzz? I also want to mention that I haven't got monitors but am just listening everything to a hifi stereo system. perhaps with monitors the buzz would be even more recognisable, that's why I want to get rid of it! the interesting thing about the Juli@ interface is that it lets you swap it and use instead TRS balanced i/o. should I try buying some balanced cables and go from the mackie outputs into the balanced inputs in the card? would this help with static? thanks!