I like single purpose tools like audio recorders that tie into your sound card to record whatever is heard thru speakers. For ex. , WavePad , Silent Bob , and Mp3Cut. Problem is same with each of these , I have to have slider for appropriate input signal set to very lowest level possible, and even then signal is still crossing occasionally into "too hot" zone for recording without distortion. Trust me , I've tinkered with each and every control having any effect on recording level...be it Wave, Line, or ? Is there somewhere in registry , or bios perhaps, to lower overall levels?