This is a tale of ignorance, lack of faith in one's abilities, and self-deception. Back in the analog recording days, I always felt that my timing was solid. A few years back, I started recording with a digital interface, and realized my timing wasn’t as good as I thought. The recordings were so clean that I was hearing things I never heard before. I would roll through a song, feeling like I had nailed it, only to play it back and it just didn’t feel locked on a micro-timing level. Other musicians said it sounded fine. I wondered if my playing was always this way, and I just couldn’t hear it, if I just didn’t possess the rhythmic control that I used to, or if I was just tripping out. Now, I knew about latency, and could detect it when it was really bad. But most of the time, what I was experiencing was subtle enough to be undetectable to me, so I wrote that off as the probable culprit. A few weeks back, I picked up a new thunderbolt interface with *very* low latency. Fudging cripes, man. I want to punch myself. It has become instantly apparent that the imperceptible (at least to me) latency of my old system is what had been affecting my recordings. I can now see the issue for what it was, because when I record stuff with the new box, if it feels locked on a micro-timing level during the performance, then it actually is locked on a micro-timing level during playback. This led me to think back to the digital pedals I have owned, and especially, guitarists in my band have owned, and i wonder how much the stacking of almost imperceptible timing delays caused by the d/a a/d conversions subtly affected things without us knowing it. Anyway, I tell this slightly embarrassing story because I would guess there are others out there being affected by latency without entirely being aware of it. How does the saying go? If you your life can't be an example to others, let it at least be a warning.