mother of all creatures, I received my m-audio omnistudio usb today. Allot of buttons, inputs/outputs it makes me cross-eyed. Check it out, I got demo software of Vegas, Reason & Live Delta. The one that seems pretty user friendly is Vegas, I actually found out how to record using the omnistudio. I hooked it up baby!!. I have one question, why does my conga only sound on one ear and not stereo (hold on I need to get high-tech MONO not STEREO) I am using a CAD TSM411 percussion mic & some $50 dollar AKG HP40 headphones. When the computer makes a ding I can hear it on both ears, but when I playback the 30 sec conga recording it only plays on one ear. (Jeeesus I feel like DUMBO, ha ha big ears) I basically put all the volume buttons in the middle not too high and not low. I can hear my conga on one ear, but it's not loud. The dings that the computer makes sound much louder and it sounds on both ears. I did not press the pad or the phantom power button. The M-Audio driver config is set to: 4in,4out,16bit 48/44.1/22.05/11.025khs Check out this side by side comparison @ kellys take a peek and give me your advice. http://www.kellysmusic.org/chart/compchart.asp?chartid=3&prod1=1062709554 THANKS A MILLION.