hello this is my first post here... so here goes. i am setting up a home direct recording studio for myself and all is going well i think. i bought the Proteus X by E-MU that came with the 0404 sound card. i also have the Samson Resolv 50a studio monitors for accurate response. i love the fact that i can plug my PODxt Live directly into the sound card in stereo. i also have the E-MU Xboard 49 to control the synthesizer. so basically all input is done directly... from guitars, keyboards and drums. what i am wondering, if you know the 0404 set up, what is the best way to monitor vocals. i have the Samson C01U Studio USB Mic which is the only recording device with air involved. it says that it is ok to run another sound card with the 0404 but have not installed one as of yet. i also have on-board sound disabled at this point. if i record backing tracks with drums, piano and guitar... when i go back to record vocals... what is the best way to kill the speakers so they do not loop into the mic but still be able to here all parts while recording vocals. i was thinking about trying the on-board sound enabled and set the output to it and recording in to the mic. then all i have to do is either detach or turn off the studio monitors during recording and use headphones. i also have an Creative Audigy sound card (not the Audigy 2... the first one) that i can install and do the same. just wondering if i am overlooking something or if anyone has a better solution.