i have a new computer, and so this has arisen many new problems to me that i have not encountered with my last few computers. teh first problem is: when i press record, teh INSTRUMENTAL is recorded along with my vocals??? why??? this also happened last night when i played a song in winamp by accident while recording, and it recorded the song playing! i tried to recreate this problem but it didnt happen anymore. yet the first problem, with the instrumental playing in multitrack, STILL persists.. . note, i do have headphones on, and i thought that maybe they were too loud. but i placed them far away and the instrumental still recorded. secondly: when i record, and just idle the mic, without saying anything, the wavelenghts seem to be at about -20 dB, which is horrible. they used to be at a decent -70 to -80 range. why?? and lastly, again, when i record and idle my mic, the wavelenghts appear BELOW teh center line. this has never happened before. an individual suggested that perhaps my MIC BOOST option was on, but i checked it plenty of times and i can confidently say it is NOT on. well.. thanks for the help in advance. hope i can get these problems solved.