I have another question. When I am recording my bass (using Cakewalk) I am having a problem with volumn. While recording the bass sounds very quite and muffled. When I play back the recording it sounds fine. This is causing me problems because I can't really hear exactly what I'm playing while recording it. There is no string detail so I can't tell if my technique is causing any unwanted noise etc.. Also, the drum track often times drowns out the bass. Like I said, when I play it back it sounds great, except for all of the mistakes I made that I wasn't aware of. I have had this problem with both a cheap game card and an Aardvark 24/96 so I know it has nothing to do with quality of hardware. Thanks, for the help.