Hi, I just picked up a Sony MZ-R50, and plan to use it to get a direct recording from the soundboard, on or live gigs. I will then use the optical out to go into my soundblaster 5.1 platinum soundcard, to convert to .wav format, edit in soundforge 6.0, then burn to CD. Once the CD is burnt, I can delete the files on my computer, and re-use the minidisc for the next recording. This all sounds good in theory, but I wanted to know if any of you with experience with such have any suggestions? We've done board recordings in the past, and most of the time, the vocals, and sometimes other instruments record too hot, and are very distorted. Is there any sure fire fix for this? I had the idea of adding a compressor to run between the mixer, and the MD recorder. Will this solve my problem without squashing the whole mix?