I tried to not plug in the device until I've launched the application like you said. Didn't work, I'm sorry to say. I'm kinda new to this message board thing. Let alone new to Mac. I did try to search for other posts dealing with my problem. I guess maybe I need to narrow my parameters(?)
P.S. I just tried to go into Audio Midi Setup like you suggested to somebody else. Maybe because I'm new to Mac I didn't have any idea how to change the settings.