Hello, I'm not a very technically minded individual, desperate for some help. I'm attempting to do some basic voiceover work using an old four track mixer, a PC and Nero Soundtrax. I have the four track mixer hooked up to my PC (Compaq Presario 6000). When I play material through the PC directly from the mixer, the sound quality matches that of the original recording - so the PC speakers are working fine. During the process of recording the material onto the PC, the sound quality remains unaffected. However, as soon as the sound file appears in the editing stage (even before I have "exported to audio file" and created an MP3), and I play it back straight from the PC, a problem occurs. There is distortion (as if too close to the mic) in the left speaker. If I turn the balance 100% to the right, the quality in the right speaker is as good as it was directly from the four track. Yet the output from the left speaker is of noticeably inferior quality. I have tried e-mailing the sound files to other computers, but the problem persists. So I think I can conclude that the problem is not the four track, nor the PC speakers. Anybody any ideas? Please!