Digital Audio Loop Back deivce/driverI have a utility that is a sine wave generator that generates DirectX output stereo waves @44.1kHz. This works fine monitoring it on various USB based Audio I/F devices. I use the DirectX output and a head phone monitor on the device. This tool also works fine for capturing incoming stereo snippets at 44.1kHz and displaying these captured waves using the multimedia capture. I use the USB enumerate to detect the device is plugged in, then I enumerate the list of multimedia input capture devices and look for an ASCII match. The problem comes on at least one USB Audio I/F device where it seems that it can not output and capture at the same time. I use a patch cable to loop back the signal and will get moments of clarity but most of the time what sounds like an extra loop back or the wave pointer for the device gets lost so irratic sound, etc. but will momentary correct or repeat itself. The painted capture data during these times is garbage. De-activating the generator and re-activating starts the process over. Turning off the capture seems to fix the problem. Using a second computer to generate the wave as an external source and the primary computer to use the USB Audio I/F to capture works fine. Is there any reason why it seems to work on one device and not another? Does windows sometimes leak the input signal back out the output? I have noticed that if I go into volume control properties for this USB Audio I/F device there are no input properties only outuput. Any thoughts?