I totally agree! This is my third version of a Presonus product(Audio Interface) and had nothing but troubles. The hardware is affordable, but quality and performance is questionable. Ive owned a 22VSL, 1818VSL, and now an 1824C. All had issues. My Studio 1824C locks up with only playing 4 simple tracks. If anyone knows what i can do to stabilize this thing, please help! It's so frustrating. I spend more time troubleshooting rather than making music.