I have a Firewire soundcard (M-Audio 410) with internal preamps.

I'd like to use my ART Levelar to keep the signal from going too hot.

But with the A/D converters in the Firewire soundcard box, I'm not sure where the compressor fits in.

Doesn't make sense to put the comp. before the preamp. But then again I can't put the compressor between the preamp and the A/D since the pre and A/D are in the breakout box.

Of course, I can turn the pres down, but there's always something that passes into the red. So if I can use this comp. and just not worry about overs that would help a lot.

Any advice how i can use this comp. and soundcard together?