> With Cool Edit Pro on my Layla, I have been using some Waves Plug-ins that I > understood to be direct-x. Maybe I don't understand. Well, my understanding is that there are two parts to DirectX. The first part which is used by the audio plugins, which used to be called ActiveMovie, but is now called DirectMedia, is a sound processing system. The other part, which is called DirectSound, is actually a layer on top of the sound card drivers which allows multiple programs to mix audio to a soundcard, and it allows multiple programs to send audio to the same card. As far as I know it doesn't allow sampling to be done. So you can play wave files from more than one app to the same soundcard, but you can use that soundcard for sampling yet. I believe DirectX is microsoft's way of forcing all soundcard manufacturers to do extra work to provide drivers for their hardware. Both a good and a bad thing. The idea behind DirectSound is it is supposed to be a faster way to send sound to a DirectX capable sound card with less latency. It is gaining much wider software support, and Event would be silly to delay too much longer given the market they are missing. I've talked to Event about onboard DSP effects, and I have been given no information about when or if it will be available. -Neal -- +-------- Neal Sanche +----+ [ [EMAIL PROTECTED] ] +------ ICQ 5516171 ------+ Information is the inverse of entropy.