First it is not the sound card because I have another software a freebie called EZ Vinyl Tape Converter and I can hear the music in that software fine it just has no options. I am currently using Windows 8.1 (I will say it, ugh) and do not believe it to be the issue. I believe the issue is the software, there should be a button like in older versions of NERO where you just click a button or choose the option to "monitor" what is getting recorded. So far CS at Corel sucks, there first response was plug in the headphones. Give me a break that is a dumb answer from a so called tech rep, probably just got out of training and worried about their stats. Not to mention it I tried that previously myself, and tried the Bose Companion 5 volume control headphone jack and the jack on the front of the PC with absolutely no sound. I can see the software meters are moving so it is hearing it, just not sending music out for monitoring. Both of these jacks work fine on everything from gaming to you tube videos, so it is not hardware related. Thanks for the responses and your time, if you think of anything else let me know.