please, this might be slighly unorthodox and possibly inappropriate, but i'm having major issues with the 1010. for whatever reason, it's completely alien to me and have no idea even where to start. i have multiple scenarios in mind and would like your insight. please be explicit as possible - i'm a non-technical person who has had very, very, very little experience w/any sort of traditional studio recording equipment. delta 1010-centric questions: (1) how do i power my monitors and from which program should i control the volume of my monitors? i'm unclear on how to route this properly w/o potentially blowing out my monitors accidentally - it hasn't happened YET, thankfully. in the past, i've just used the headphone jack (of which the 1010 has none) to hook-up my monitors by way of a stereo phono to two mono 1/4" jacks. this just "feels" wrong and now my hand's been forced (2) how do i record an external device controlled via MIDI (ie. access virus c) to the delta 1010 while digital audio from, for example, 1/2 wav out is playing? basically, i want to hear everything in tandem - the streaming audio from my hd along with the incoming audio signal, BUT i just want to record the incoming audio form the external source (virus). so, i guess, more specifically, recording an external source while monitoring what's already in my PC. (3) how do i record incoming vocals? i want to be able to monitor the audio through headphones and be able to sing along with what's playing while the untreated vocal is recorded by itself. i DO have a behringer euro rack external mixer which i use as a pre-amp for this purpose, in case that helps make your explanation in easier. (4) is it bad practice to just use one of the delta 1010s wave devices? should i spread, say, 15-30 tracks of audio over multiple wave devices? or will it be ok to just use one and disregard the other 3? what's the advantage? is there a marked improvement in fidelity when there's less strain on any of these wave devices? (ie. will it sound better if i have 20 audio tracks and alot 5 tracks per wave device VS. just dumping them all onto one wave device for output?) i don't know who else ot turn to, i'm on a seriously tight schedule and am really in over my head at this point. my past set-up, for whatever reason, was a breeze and i thought it time to up the ante to 24bit/96KHz, but EVERYTHING is blowing up in my face. ARGH!!! please be as simplistic as possible i apologize for being a moron. if at all possible, anybody who'd be willing to give me delta 1010 specific step-by-steps would be most appreciated, as i need to make some headway FAST, but i'm also making an effort to understand the underlying priniciples - i just have to have a workable set-up by this weekend, as my partner is coming into town and we meet only so often. i feel quite stupid, as all these questions seem simplistic, but time is an issue and the way i went about things before i upgraded simply isn't possible now. i've never had any proper experience with traditional recording methods, methods, etc.