Yer i stumpled across a copy i bought a few years back of Sonar Home Studio 4, I installed it earlier but i noticed whatever sound i record, it doesn't play back outloud. I know it is playing as i put the music in on the stave tool, and the notes highlight red as they are played. I would look in the instruction manuel but i have searched the house and cannot find it anywhere.

Could it because i haven't set an output?
If not what could it be?

Sorry if this is the wrong forum I wasn't quite sure

Thanks in advanced
Use an audio interface of some kind and either headphones, or better yet...monitors.
Set the input and output to the interface. This should allow recording and playback with hardly any latency.

Also since you got the product from the stores you are entitled to free online and phone support from Cakewalk.