Recently I moved in with my band and we have started to record using Logic Express 7.2 with an Alesis MultiMix firewire mixer. There have been a number of problems...maybe someone can help me out. We tracked the drums first with no real problem. 2 overheads, 1 snare and 1 kick. Pretty straight-forward. When it came time to track guitars, the problems started. First, there was bad latency so we began to adjust the buffer settings to eliminate that. We got rid of the latency and tracked the guitars and everything sounded fine....or so we thought. There seems to be static on one of the guitar tracks during playback. If you take that guitar track and pan it to the left, it cleans up. Pan it back right? Static! Everything else sounds clean, so it's really a puzzling situation. The real ticker is that you can take the other guitar track (it's a stereo track) and pan the left guitar (nice and clean) over to the right and then it produces static as well! Any ideas what's going on with this right channel? It's not a bad cable or a setting because it's only on this one guitar track. Retracking is not a problem but it's just puzzling. My main question is about buffer settings. Using the buffer setting that eliminates the recording latency seems to throw off playback. I opened up iTunes last night to listen to a track and it was nothing but static. I adjusted the buffer and it cleaned it back up. Is there an "average" buffer setting or is it entirely system dependent? We're using a pmac g4 1gig -- not the fasetest system out there but we're not recording 10 tracks at once. Also, is it possible to have to use more than one buffer setting? One for recording and then one for playback, or should there be "the right one" that works for both? The MultiMix has it's own control panel with buffer settings and Logic has a control panel with buffer settings so I'm not sure which one to be adjusting the most. I assume adjust logic's buffer to get rid of recording latency, and adjust the MultiMix's buffer if I have system audio playback issues. Sorry for the redundant questions, I've always had a pretty simple setup (m-box) so using two pieces of non-proprietary gear has been difficult to troubleshoot. Thanks for the help!!