Well, I haven't had the total failure expected by other members of this list when it comes to the 4.0.1 driver under Cubase 3.553. But I have had some pretty strange stuff going on. Last night I was fooling around with monitoring some effects so my daughter could play with her voice and I decided to record it for a while. A few minutes later, she came downstairs and said 'Daddy your computer crashed.' And sure enough, Cubase had bought the farm. After a reboot, I was able to work on a song all evening without a single crash. There were some clicks and pops happening when I had my latency at 25ms, so I set it to 71ms (3K buffers). That was fine. Responsive enough to make mixer automation easier. So, then I decided to take a mixdown and make an MP3 out of it, and I found that there was a small glitch in the mixdown wave file at the very beginning. I'd never gotten one of those before. Several discontinuous samples making a clear popping sound during a quiet part of the song. So I'm inclined to blame that on the 4.0.1 drivers, but I'm not entirely sure. I just smoothed out the pop, and it sounded alright afterwards. I just need the MP3 for listening to and sending around to my music 'tasters'. :) So what have I learned to avoid: - Don't use really small latency buffer sizes yet. - Don't do a lot of monitoring effects while recording at the same time. - Save often. But on the whole it's good enough for little, non-professional me. I've always lived on the bleeding edge though. I haven't blown anything up yet. :) -Neal -- +-------- Neal Sanche +----+ [ [EMAIL PROTECTED] ] +------ ICQ 5516171 ------+ Join in the new game that's sweeping the country. It's called "Bureaucracy". Everybody stands in a circle. The first person to do anything loses.