My reel to reel recorder is pretty messed up, and have put over 50 hours into it. Fixed some problems, but created many new ones. After me trying to fix it up, only 3/8 tracks work! Now I could care less how I record, as long as it sounds decent and is RELIABLE. And seing I'm 17 and have no money or expirience, I don't have too much of a choice unless I want to wait foreever to record. So I bought a soundcard, an EMU 0404. Please bare with me, I'm completely new to digital recording. So I installed the souncard inside the computer, and then I installed the software that came with it, and it said something about there was a problem and couldn't run or something...... I don't know why, I've got XP, and it's supposed to work with it. Maybe it does work, I don't know how to test it! Lets keep it simple. I've got audacity and want to record off that as a test. When I plug my mic and pre into the 1/4" TS input of the new soundcard, it makes no sound and doesn't record anything. Is there some standard thing I've got to do to be able to record off the new soundcard? Thanks.