UR22 mkII

I’m curious why the monitor button in Cubase is not necessary when microphone is plugged on input 1?
It recognize the signal and is able to record without the monitor button turned on!

I’m using Windows 8.1 64-bit and Cubase Artist 8, the audio interface is RME Babyface Pro.

The thing is, which is quite strange, I can see incoming signals in Cubase, but no signal indicated in each track. However, if I press the monitor button in each track, it works. That sounds like a solution but I believe there’s something wrong.

I’ll try to explain more. I pressed F4 and set up all the channels correctly, then I add two tracks, the first one (Guitar) uses INPUT 1 on my audio interface, and the second (Bass) uses INPUT 2. Now I pressed F3, the mixer, I can clearly see the signal indicators work if I play my guitar or bass, but no signal in each track at all. But, if I click the monitor button in track 1, I can see the SIGNAL INDICATOR in track 1 jumping. Turn if off, nothing again. The same problem happens in track 2, 3, 4… as well. I tried to record, but nothing recorded. Turn on the MONITOR button, it’s working, what I play will be recorded.