I used to record music with my PC and used a Echo Mia soundcard. Everything was fine until recently. I format my drive and re-installed cool edit pro (got it from web) and my guitar signal is somehow problematic. So i'm thinking of changing my set-up. So if someone has infos on a nice user friendly set-up please PM so I can have fun again and compose. ps Do we need a mixer before the soundcard to boost the signal? I use to use my tascam to bring up my guitar signal cause it was too weak.