Hello all, complete newbie here. To start dabbling into recording, I just picked up a Tascam us-144 audio interface that came with Cubase LE 4. Setup right now is simply guitar -> interface-> laptop. Not even getting to Cubase's steep learning curve yet, I'm having a hell of a time just getting that much to work. Here's the issue: From Device Setup-> VST Audio System, I can select as my driver either "ASIO DirectX Full Duplex Driver" or "US-144". Selecting ASIO allows me only Realtek HD Audio (my sound card) as input and output, and does not recognize any input from the interface/guitar. However, it will playback MIDI tracks, samples, etc. normally. Selecting US-144 recognizes only us-144 input and output; I can record guitar signals, but not hear playback of any kind. Finally, the Direct Monitoring option is grayed-out under any driver; I can monitor my playing via headphones directly from the us-144 only if it is selected as a driver, and even then only the raw signal, and very weakly. Constantly switching between drivers is a workaround, but obviously doesn't seem like the right way to do it. I've also tried the "ASIO4All" driver, which improves latency but is otherwise identical to the other driver. So long story short, how can I set this up to let me record and direct-monitor with effects and such added? I'm sure there's a very simple answer, and the problem is just my complete ignorance of this stuff. I'm working through tutorials and such, but this particular issue hasn't been addressed by any of them. Thanks!