Sometimes it can be remarkably complicated to get a pro audio setup to behave like a plain-old-sound-card setup. Songsmith doesn't have ASIO support, and the level of support for non-ASIO input varies a lot from device to device (some pro audio devices
don't support this at all). My best suggestion is to use the built-in mic input on your motherboard, assuming there is one, to play with Songsmith. This is what I do at home as well: I have an Alesis Firewire device that I use for DAW stuff (via
ASIO), and for things like Songsmith (or Skype, or whatever other non-ASIO, basic-audio apps I'm using), I just use the built-in mic input. Everyone gets along that way.