I remember reading somewhere about how in the first measure of a project, a slaved rewire device, namely Reason, exhibited stuttering and smoothened out after the first measure. I'm finding the same thing happening with Gigastudio 3 and I thought maybe there are other users here that managed to remedy this problem. Some suggestions before included moving the whole song a measure later, making sure that the sample rates are the same for both the slave and master, having the latest version of the each respective software and drivers, and google it. I've tried all of those and the only one that is helping me for the time being is the moving the whole song a measure up. I just feel that this is something that I can forego. Any help on this would be appreciated.