Vocal Recording

I cannot record vocals after I make a beat. Only a straight line appears in the track recording instead of waves. However, I can record vocals before I make a beat.

Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80 GHz; 2GB ram; 32 bit operating system; Windows 7, Cubase 5, Cubase Le4, Native Instruments: Alicia’s Keys, Lexicon Lambda, KRK Rokit 5, M-Audio Keystation 88es, Rode Nt1-A

Well, record the vocals before you make a beat

How will I record to a beat without a beat?

Can you elaborate a little more on your work flow. Someone may be better able to help.

How will anyone know, what exactly you are doing (wrong) with such a problem description…?

Don’t worry, the VST connections somehow changed. The inputs were not active.