First off all I am trying to do is record decent quality hip hop vocals. All I could afford was a m-audio mobile pre usb and a shure sm58. I will be using cubase sx3 to record into. I have hardly any experience with recording using computers at all so I have a few questions that might seem dumb but if you guys could help me out that would be tight. Today I tryed recording for the first time and I was having a problem with being able to hear my vocals in the headphones as I was recording and it was messing me up. So i wanna know how I can fix that I tryed muting the direct monitor in the m-audio control panel and all that did was make it so the vocals werent being recorded at all. Also the vocals that i did get recorded were only on the left channel not in stero. I dont know if that normal or whaT? Third what is the best way for me to make my vocals and the beat blend together good? Thanks for reading this.