After reading your message, I can come to but one conclution. You're using the wrong 1/4 inch connector. It's likely the one you need is a mono connector which only has a contact point at the tip; but, the one you're trying to use has a contact point both at the tip and at a special ring just a little way down the shaft of the connector; such as one finds in a stereo connector. Can you not lower the volume of the line level input? What about the master fader on the mixer? It seems to me that if you can lower the master fader on the mixer, you might make some progress. barring that, however, I'd suggest lowering the line level input volume or else the attenuator cord you have. Those are just my thoughts on the matter. Sincerely yours, The Constantly Barefoot, Ray Home phone and fax: (985)853-0139 E-mail: rforetjr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Skype Name: barefootedray Blog: www.raysworld.blogs.com Podcast .xml Feed: http://raysworld.blogs.com/rw/rss.xml God bless President George W. Bush! God bless our troops! and God bless America ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dean Martineau" <dean@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2006 8:52 PM Subject: [bct] digital recording woes I'm hoping to tap into some recording wisdom from the multitudes here. Using a Plextalk and a low-cost Radio Shack mixer, I want to capture my voice and the output from the computer. Nothing is working too well so far. I'm using a mike which sounds great when plugged directly into the PTR2, but when I run it into the mixer, connecting a 1/8-to-1/4-inch adapter to make the connection work, I get no sound. Not quite no sound, I do get white noise, but no voice. the mixer is working, but the sound output from the computer is overpowering the PTR2 even when that channel of the mixer at its lowest volume setting. I have an attenuated cable from Radio Shack and could try connecting that to see if it makes a difference. Can anybody shed any light on why this isn't working effortlessly, the way I want it to work, and what I might be able to do about it? Dean .