No, I had thought of that and in terms of gain that would be the way to go, but my board's a Spirit Folio with no inserts. Only two auxes, too. (But apart from that I like it a lot.) I had thought of rigging up a switch box kind of like a CoughDrop (only latchable so I don't to stand there like a flamingo) to switch the signal in and out, but I'd really like to be able to do that 'volume swell into the big delay before the looper' thing we all know and love with our electric instruments. I've done it before with a high-impedance 1/4" plugged (i.e. R---- S----) mic through a regular volume pedal and it works pretty well, but I'd really prefer to use an SM57. So I guess I'll get out the drill bits and soldering stuff; does anyone have a recommendation for the pot value? (By the way, Dennis, did you notice the humorous typo on your song title on the '75 Seconds' album as posted on <http://www.loopxchange.com>? 'CIRRUS Over Indiana' has mutated into 'CITRUS'; more vitamin C, I guess!) -t At 02:52 PM 6/1/01 -0500, the Lord of the Tibetan Singing Bowls (Dennis Leas) wrote: >If your rig has a channel insert jack, I'd use that instead.