Honestly, I hate jumping on a forum with my first post and immediately getting picked on for not knowing much about this, but i need some help with recording. Just to start things off, here's my current setup: -Custom Built PC (originally for games) Phenom II x3 Processor @ 3.2GHz 8GB DDR3-1333 Crucial RAM Using Cubase LE5 or Sonar 8 -Lexicon Alpha USB Recording Interface -Peavey Unity Series 1000 12-Channel Mixer -Fostex MR-8 Digital Multitrack -Shure SM57 Mics (3 of them mainly for drums) -Shure SM91 Mic (used for kick drum) -Shure Prologue 12L Mic (random application) -Audio Spectrum AS400 (random crap mics for cymbals) If it's not one problem, it's another with my stuff. I would like to do some basic recording but my Lexicon Alpha refuses to cooperate. If i plug a mic into the XLR input on the back and my speakers into the headphone jack on the front, it comes through clearly without a problem. But Sonar and Cubase won't work right with it. The right channel is constantly peaking (even with the input on the Alpha very low) and the left channel doesn't leave any audio on the track after i record. Maybe I could get somebody to walk me through the proper set up? This Alpha is such a hassle :/ And thank you VERY much for taking the time to read this.