Two more questions, LuckyEars. 1) volume automatically defaults in these EQ documents to -4.5db. Is there a reason or does it make sense to raise it back to zero for both input and output? 2) I save the document and chose the preference in AU to open that document upon launching, however the settings don't stick and revert back to the incorrect input/output settings you had me correct. Currently, I have to recreate a new document each time I boot up. Any thoughts? Many thanks!