I've just bought a DR-05X which will be used to record rehearsals of a 100 voice chorus singing classical and other music. It also has to record our director's instructions, speaking in (we hope) silence. We will record 16 bit stereo WAV files sampled at 44.1K with the default 2G file maximum. The format and sampling rate are what we used on our Zoom H4, which this will replace. After reading the section on the Level Mode functions, I'm inclined to think I should set it to LIMITER, does this sound reasonable? Does anyone have a better idea? When might I actually have to adjust the level manually and how would I know? Note that I'm a singer in the chorus and have to be able to set this and leave it. I considered AUTO, but we use Audacity to process our WAV files and we use the Compress Dynamics plug-in, which was developed specifically for music; I hesitate to use a level function that also does something like that. hedera Mother Nature bats last.