Honestly Guys... for years I thought USB cables were just generic "whatever is laying around will work" kinds of things...... Until yesterday...

I was going to practice on my S2 for a while and grabbed a known good USB cable and hooked it up.
I started having all kinds of weird issues, but the main one was if I touched a jog-wheel, everything locked up!!

I was thinking the worse, but one of the first diagnostic things I tried was using the original USB cable...

Bang! EVERYTHING WORKED PERFECTLY!!! BTW: the first cable works fine with 9?% of everything else in my house, but I just wanted to relay my experience to you folks and hope it helps somebody out.

I guess the shielding and that "choke coil" thing at one end really DO help the signal.

Diggin' Traktor