Thanks Fireberd! ..
I ended up taking the SB out cause I figured I would not use it anyway
otherwise I have to unhook and change the speaker cable whenever I want to switch between the two soundcards, and since I just bought the M-audio to get a better sound card it seemed redundant to keep the SB card.
I also bought an AKAI MPK49 so now I'm trying to get both those two to run properly in cubase 5 (I never like to add 2 things at once to my system cause the range of trouble increase rapidly)
I'm very curious about pro tools .. do you think it is as good as cubase or better ?
I used cubase a lot 10 years ago (man time travells fast right?) and now trying to get started again seem a little steaper than I expected) hehe
appreciate you answer buddy.
you all have a nice one