I recently upgraded from Cubase 3 SX to Cubase Artist 6. I have been using NI Battery for my drum sequencing in Cubase without a problem for years. After the upgrade to C6, Battery has been producing an extremely loud first note whenever I try to playback or record audio to the project. This only occurs when I playback from some point in the middle of the project, it does not occur if I start from measure one. The offending noise sounds like a really loud drum hit, like several versions of the same note being played at once. Also, it’s not always the same drum note; i.e, it could sound like a really loud distorted snare one time, a distorted kick another, etc. I’ve tried deleting the individual midi notes and replacing them without any success. I’ve started a new test project with nothing but a midi drum track and experienced the same problem. I’m currently using Battery v3 but got the same issue when I switched back to v2. The problem seems rooted in the new Cubase environment. Has anybody experienced anything like this? Any Ideas? My computer is a six-year old Dell running the following software: Windows XP SP3, Echo Layla interface, Cubase Artist 6, NI Battery 3. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.