HELP. Cubase is not recording guitar, no recording waves.

Hello,

I’m brand new to Cubase and recording in general. I’ve recently downloaded Cubase LE 9.5 but I’m not able to record anything. I have my interface (M-audio M-track eight) plugged in and I have the drivers update so Cubase is recognizing it. I plugged my guitar into my interface and when I start a new track I get no waves when I hit record and strum my guitar. When I strum its picking up my guitar because there are audio levels moving up and down. also when I hit record and then try to play back just cause I get nothing.

Another issue I’m having is I’m getting no noise from my guitar through my laptop speakers if anyone knows how my audio preferences should be set up so I can hear it lol. Regardless of not hearing anything which is a setting issue I’m sure, I should still be able to record or get “waves” on a track.

Any info/direction would be greatly appreciated!

https://steinberg.help/cubase-manuals/cubase-le/cubase-le-9-5/
“Setting up your system” & “Audio connections”

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