Okay, Sound Reinforcement peeps: Last night I had a dickens of a time getting a signal to register on the mixer direct from a keyboard & elec drum. Both had 1/4 cables going into the line inputs of the channels on the mixer, rather than XLR's. Today, i found that i had to crank the crap out of the gain to get the 1/4 inch line inputs to register. TWO QUESTIONS: Is this because those instruments are not coming in @ line level, and the board wants to see a hotter signal ? Is it better to get separate DI's, or a snake to get their signals to go XLR to the board ?