Ez people, so I've got a bassline which I wanna straight up clip to get that old school authentic distortion, which doesn't sound too bad when just running the level hot digitally in Cubase, but I imagine if I could recreate this effect in the analog world it would sound a lot better... I've got a DBX 266XL compressor, so I'm thinking if I run the signal from Cubase very loudly through this, I might get that nice clipped analog distortion that I'm after... Am I right in thinking this? Or will I actually just risk blowing up my compressor and probably won't get any nice results out of this method? Maybe recording hot to tape would be a better and safer option? I've also got a Mackie 802-VLZ3 mixer, but this doesn't have those typical Mackie mixer faders and I'm worried if I run a really hot signal through this it'll just do damage to it, as I'm guessing it's not really built for running signals hot through it like some of the other Mackie mixers... Anyone shed any light on any of these ideas? I would just go for it but the last thing I wanna do is damage any of my equipment because I don't really know the risks! Cheers!