I have tried the \"to host\" solution. It has been a while since I did that. Thing is: the problems I had seemed to stem from the combination of the Audiophile and the motherboard (Abit KT7 RAID). I have bought a new motherboard, and at least the problems I had with the KT7 RAID and Audiophile combination regarding recording audio are gone. I didn\'t do any midi recording though, but I can imagine that the problems are gone with this newer and seemingly better motherboard.
I\'ve read a lot of topics on forums where Audiophile users complained about pops and clicks and midi problems, and they all had the KT7 and other similar (same chipset etc) motherboards. I now have the Asus A7V8X. Audio recording is no problem at all, and I bet MIDI is ok too, but I will have to find that out still... hope this helps.
What kind of motherboard do you use anyway?
EDIT: By the way, I tried \"To Host\", and still had the same problems, but this is hopefully caused by the motherboard I had then.