Hi! Thanks for responding.
No meter activity in Cakewalk except when playing back existing files.
My individual channels are routed to a Stereo Master buss which is routed to an interface. Output from Cakewalk is not a problem. I can playback existing files . Currently, I have the Focusrite hooked up but it's been fine playing back through the X32, Focusrite, as well as the laptop's onboard sound "card".
I do not have Insert Echo activated, except maybe by accident.
Master Buss is set for playback through Focusrite at the moment. No problem there.