> Often when I am doing music, I need to be able to access the same audio > device from several applications. For example: Thats strange. I often have Fruity, Sound Forge, ACID AND Beatslicer all open at once. Obviously you can only have one running at a time (actually Sound Forge and Fruity I can play together) but I definitely don't have any problems switching between them.. Why would you need multiple devices playing together anyways? ... if its about mixing them all together, you need a sequencer :) . Peace!