Hello everyone! I am new to this board and appreciate the wealth of information shared. I am also a new user and advocate of the wonderful mindisc format. I primarily use my Sony MZ-RH910 to record and playback live music (mainly small club rock concerts using a Sony mic ECM-DS70P). My main concern is quality loss after uploading the tracks using SS 3.2. After converting the files to WAV and burning it onto CD-R's, the music appears to me to sound a bit flat during playback on my home stereo. It lacks the rich texture, depth, crispness and brightness that I get when I play the music on the unit itself, using headphones. Is there perhaps something I should/shouldn't be doing? FYI, my settings: Mic AGC: Loud music/Mic Sens: Low/ Rec mode: Hi-Sp, I usually try to stand in the sweet spot (or adjacent to the mixing board). My other concern is with the fade-ins/fade-outs. I want to make my recordings sound more polished and professional-sounding. To accomplish proper fade-ins/outs am I better off using a program like "Audacity" or adjusting the recording levels manually before and after the show? My apologies if these topics have previously been posted/discussed. Look forward to your responses.