Hey guys, any help would be appreciated. I am trying to do a basic recording of my playing on my P.C.

I purchased a Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD USB Audio Interface. On the box itself (the usb interface), there is a port for headphones and then a switch is for direct monitor.

When you guys record using, say, reaper, do you play while you have your headphones plugged in, and then reaper just records it? If so, do you have the effects coming through your headphones too?

I've been trying for a few days or so to just record anything honestly in Reaper with BIAS FX2 on it and I am having a hell of a time. I got it to the point where there is some type of sound on the track when I hit record but it is all muffled, quiet, and sounds awful. I have a really high powered P.C. So I know it's not that. I just want to make sure I'm not missing a key element here.... It's just, guitar line into USB Interface, into p.c., and adding that device as a track on reaper right?

Thanks guys,