Hi, well I'm starting with this home recording stuff, and I have very little equipment/hardware but I think it's enough to star off with some home tunes... The problem is I'm using Adobe Audition 3.0 and I've tried a bunch of softwares that don't require an interface (cause I don't own one) so I connect everything to the "line-in" port on my computer... This is my conection: MXL 990 mic---Behringer mini console with phantom power----line in in PC... The problem I'm having is that I have SO MUCH NOISE in my recordings, it's like a terrible "hiss" coiming in to my recordings and I can't figure out where it comes from! I even bought new cables thinking it would get better, but it's still the same... The other problem I'm having is that the connection I make to my pc is kind of weird, cause in order for me to get a stereo sound I have to unplug half of the 1/8 cable tip even though it's a stereo cable... (two little black lines on the tip) ... any suggestions?!?!?