First off: all music that goes on my mix CDs are fair use. I own the original CDs, I do not burn from MP3s. Okay, I have hundreds of CDs from the past 15 years. Some are recorded at volumes way lower than others. When I want to make a mix CD of older/newer songs, what is the best way (program I would guess) to balance the volumes without introducing a lot (or any) distortion? Back in the days of mix tapes, I would make the little red LED meters peak at similar levels. But I can't do that with Easy CD Creator or Nero. Is there any freeware that can do this without introducing too much "junk" into the original digital data? Thanks in advance.