Excerpt: INSTALLATION. First several attempts to connect resulted in error message about overloading the USB port, but works fine since. CLARITY. I recorded several less common instruments and made my own ring tones. Dobro, kalimba, jaw harp, and pan pipes sound especially good. LEARNING CURVE. USB mics do not monitor (hear yourself while recording) as analog mics do with "mic input." I can SEE the input level on the meters, records fine, and plays back well.