Experimental Purpose: To catalogue the variety of ways audio is routed into software, and which of these seem to be the most effective. What you have to post: The full audio signal path you use for recording, including all hardware, software, cable and connectors. And how well this works for you. advantages, challenges, issues. If you record multiple instrument types, you may have more than one path. If you're feeling particularly industrious, submit them all. I will of course add mine as well. Guitars Cables Software Hardware All guitars > Monster (ugh, hate them) TS cable > Presonus Firebox XLR/TRS connector. Input 1. > Firebox Mix To Phones > Firebox Headphone TRS out connector > TRS cable, radioshack > SoundBlaster Audigy 2Z Card. 1/8" Mic In > Cubase SX3.1 The problem with this is that I only get one track out of it, wasting the Firebox's abilities. The other issue with this is that it uses my onboard soundcard, which is yuck! Keyboard, Midi Cables Software Hardware M-Audio Axiom 61 Midi Controller > USB 2.0 Cable to PC > Cubase SX3.1 Midi IN Issue: Latency! Not sure how to set this up but I probably need to change buffer size and drivers. Mics Cables Software Hardware All Mics > XLR cable (planetwaves?) > Presonus Firebox XLR/TRS connector. Input 1. > Firebox Mix To Phones > Firebox Headphone TRS out connector > TRS cable, radioshack > SoundBlaster Audigy 2Z Card. 1/8" Mic In Cubase SX3.1 Same issue as the guitars. Man I love the Presonus Preamp and DAC though... it sounds crystal clear. Naturally, I want to skip the Headphone Out > Soundcard BS and just use the Firewire. That change will come on Tuesday. What do you do for getting sound into your DAW?