I am somewhat new to the recording game. I puchased what I thought was a great mixer for the money (I am poor by most standards). All of my other studio devices operate at +4 singnal level,effects,mics recorders, accept the mixer -10? I am unable to get a hot signal into my recorders with distortion. I looked into puchasing preamps for all 16 sends but at that point I would be better off buying a new mixer. Does anyone know of a solution for this or am I just going to have to puchase a new console? "All of us had to start at some point but I appear to be asleep at the starting gate"