Martin - thank you for the calming post!
That article from 2002 seemed to make it sound like Cubase had more problems than some others. Have things more or less even'd out between DAWs in the last 10 years from that point of view?
Sorry, too late to edit, I did want to also ask:
Just as a reality check, does it sound about right that in Cubase on average my USB-MIDI and audio are printed at about the same time when connected directly to the Motif hard synth?
My computer does have a USB-2 listed in the Devices section of the control panel, but it also has several "regular" ones as well, so I'm not quite sure if I'm transmitting from my Motif to my Carillon c. 2005 via USB-1 or -2.
Alexis -Cubase 6.5.0/SX188.8.131.524, XP SP2, 4GB RAM (1GB not accessible, but used just to balance the computer so it doesn't tip over); Delta 66 in Omni i/O Studio; Motif8; UAD-1