Hi guys! Once again, I've discovered I'm an idiot, although I don't know why that continues to suprise me each time. :>) Much to my delight, I finally figured out how to patch analog outboard gear into my Protools (v 5.01) by using the channel Insert I/Os. Unfortunately, the signal comes back into Protools boosted a lot, sounds like at least 10 dbs, no matter which API EQ I patch into. I suspect the 8 Input or 8 Output screws on the front panel of my 888/24 Interface are not properly aligned. I've done the PT software alignment and I'm pretty confident that's right; it's got to be those screws. I remember once setting that up with someone years ago, but I bet we messed it up and it's been wrong ever since. It would explain various level problems I've had since. So I've searched the Manual and Googled without success. Hopefully someone here can help me out, either by pointing me to where it is in the manual or describing the proper proceedure for aligning those dang screws. For reference signal, I've got an API 575 Oscillator, although I have no idea what "0" on that thing means in reference to the rest of the world. I've also got a DAT with tones at "-20 dbs" from the Video-Post facility where I work. The only analog meters I have are the stereo buss meters on my Speck SSM console, and I really am not sure what "0" means on them either. I'm flying blind here. Thanks as always for sharing your knowledge and expertise. Cheers, Rick Novak.