The trouble comes when I try to overdub vocals. When I plug in my mic and switch over to "Digital Output Only" (if I don't check this, the mic just squeals horribly) , I lose my ability to hear the track I just laid down.
Obviously that makes it very hard to overdub anything.
A friend said the problem might be with my graphics card. Do some graphics cards have that type of limitation? My card is a SoundBlaster Live 5.1 with the Creative EMU10k1 Audio Processor (WDM).
My speakers are Boston stereo speakers with a woofer down below. I think they may be analogue? Not sure about them as they were a hand-me-down.