Hi! I've got some annoying latency problems with my recording system that I can't figure out how to get rid of. I've read alot and tried different solutions but can't get rid of the problem. It's a matter of old recording stuff that I have had the money to get so I could get things up and running. Aventually things will get upgraded but money don't grow on trees Equipment check: AMD Athlon 2800+ clocked at 2,19ghz with 2gb of ram Hercules 16/12fw interface Samson c-control Behringer headphone amp Cubase le4 So here's my deal: If I put a mic directly to one of the hercules preamps and monitor that signal directly from the hercules phones out I get a delay that is annoying. It's like having a dubbler effect that is slightly delayed. In the hercules manual it says that I should be able to monitor the direct signal there without latency? In cubase it has a input and output latency of 10.667ms and I can't lower this no matter what I do. I currently run all my projects at 96.000khz sample rate with 24bit record format. If I change this to 44.100khz/16bit I get 23.220ms delay on input and output and things get worse in the headphones. In the hercules control panel properties I have the buffer size set at 64. I've tested the dpc latency checker and with that I get a maximum peak at 900 µs and normally stays at 500-600 µs. I've recorded with people already, everything from drums with 11 mics to guitar and vocals. Guitarists hate this delay and like I said, vocalists hear a doubling effect. Is there any way that I can get rid of this or am I stuck with this latency until I get some new gear?