Not sure if this is an appropriate forum to post about these kinds of problems, so move or delete me as needed. I'm just banging my head against the wall trying to record some drums into a multitrack recording I'm working on with my band. Computer: Althlon 2 X2 3.3GHz, 6Gb RAM, 1TB SATA drive, Win 7 64. Interface: Presonus Firestudio Project DAW: Ableton Live 8 I'm not sure if I should give up on Ableton, the Firestudio Project, or both. We have 7 tracks running right now in the Ableton Project, 2 for guitar, 2 for bass, 1 for Vox, and one for a Click Track. I am recording the drums last and am using a 5 Mic setup, each mic routed to it's own input and track. I have no FX or VST plugins running whatsoever. My problem is the audio playback keeps skipping while I'm trying to record to it - it will essentially take a quick rest for a second or less, and then resume as if nothing happened - tempo remains the same, click track keeps going, only it totally throws off my drumming and I have to essentially scrap the track and start over. It's making this whole setup a pretty useless recording tool. How can I fix this playback skipping in Ableton? Here's what I have already tried that hasn't eliminated the glitchy audio playback: I have adjusted the buffer size of my Firestudio (and Ableton) to 1028, 512, 256, 128, and 64 I have copied the project I am working on to the local Hard Disk I have worked on the project from an external USB 2.0 Hard Disk (just to try it) I have loaded samples into RAM manually in Ableton. I have restarted Ableton and the PC and the Firestudio project. Any help would be most appreciated. I'm pretty close to selling all this crap and just getting one of those self contained units because I cannot deal with this godawful workflow.