For my setup, I have the sound going from my sound card directly into an external amplifer via rca cable where my monitors are connected (passive monitors). When mixing at high volume would it be optimal to turn the output of my amplifer all the way up and control the volume with my sound card or turn the output level of my sound card all the way up and control the volume with my amplifer, or somewhere in the middle? or does it really not matter and just preference? right now I keep my amp set at half it's maximum output and control the volume with my soundcard without touching the amps volume knob. I'm wondering if there is a consensus on how this should handled and if it leads to better mixes. My amp is a Yamaha as-500.