Here goes it.. I am new to the recording scene and I am wishing to setup a basic little studio in the basement of my new home. Here is my list of eqipment thus far. PC Amd XP 2500+ 512 Megs of Ram 1 80 Gig 7200 2 30 Gig 7200 52x CDRW SoundBlaster Live 24bit Card Emu 0404 Mixer Behringer MX 802A Behringer Pro Com mx1400 that I use mainly for live shows but can use it for recording also. a Variety of mics, stands, and cables. I also have Cubasis SX, Cool Edit Pro, and Cakewalk Sonor 4 Producer Edition. My reason for this post... is suggestions. I am frustrated right now with the software that came with the emu card. Its difficult to undstand this software and how it works. Right now I have the control room outs on the mixer connected to the 1/4 l/r in on the card. I can see it peak but I cannot get it to record and I cannot hear it on my PC speakers playing through my soundblaster. I have read the manual that came with the Emu and it jsut confuses me further. I am technical in nature and my job requires me to be so. But this is confusing and frustrating.. Any suggestons please?