Thank you for replying. I am dissatisfied with the quality of my on board sound card with the line in. I am connecting from my line out on my practice amp which is a spider 3 line 6. I record my guitar tracks to a click and then I record my electronic drums. I want to record the TD-3 from the line out and as well as midi. I am looking for high quality, low noise, basic recordings for writing purposes. I will use real drums and amps and mics in the studio. Currently, the line out is giving me all kinds of buzzing from my monitor and even when i turn that off it sounds like background white noise is there. I miss the basic sound of my old tascam 4 track, but I prefer the power and ease of use with Cubase SX. Any suggestions? Cheers!