I'm hoping someone here can help out. I'm not new to Cubase, but have just migrated from using Cubase 3 on a PC to using Cubase 4 on my Macbook Pro. Here's my main difficulty...in Cubase3/PC land, my input levels for audio tracks showed on the mixer console so that I could set levels from my interface and monitor those levels during live recording. Now, in Cubase 4 (Essential) I can't seem to get this happening. I HAVE levels/waveform for my 8 channels, I've got my inputs assigned correctly, etc. but the only way I can get any kind of level display (on either the mixer or the 'inspector' is to engage the 'monitor' function in each track, and then it's output level. How do I get the tracks to show input levels? For reference, I'm using Cubase Essential 4 on a Macbook Pro (2.16GHz, Core 2 Duo), running 10.5.6. My interface is a MOTU 8-Pre, with all current drivers... I pretty much loath Steinberg at this point, for this and a bunch of other lameness on their part.