I just got Acid 3.0 and so far I'm happy with it. However, I'm having a problem getting reasonable volume out of it. I'm watching the Master meter, and making sure it doesn't go past 0 dB. The sound is very quiet when I do this. If I push it past 0 dB there is some clipping, but not very much. I've tried adding a compressor on the Master channel to boost the signal a bit. However, I find it very difficult to get any volume increase with this. I've tried both the track compressor and the 'Graphic Dynamics' effects. When I render my tracks (as .wav) and open them in Cool Edit Pro, I see the wave file is nowhere near being too loud. I am normalizing and then compressing in Cool Edit Pro. This gives me a huge volume increase with no clipping. (I'm not using overly extreme compression either). It's like the meters on the main channel in Acid are incorrect. It's frustrating because to hear a mix I'm having to guess at the mix of the channels in Acid, then render to a wave, then normalize and compress in Cool Edit Pro, then listen to the wave, then repeat the whole process if a track in the mix is too loud or soft. (Cool Edit Pro and Acid are using the same playback device, so I don't think it's a soundcard driver issue). How can I get Acid to playback my mixes at the proper volume, and to render wave files that are as loud as they should be?