…are not always obvious to people on the outside.
I discovered that this week when my Firebox audio interface blew up with a loud pop and a cloud of smoke. I was innocently practicing a Chopin Nocturne when the piano sound stopped entirely, replaced by a frightening hum, followed by what to me sounded like a gunshot. The Firebox fell dead, but no pianists were injured.
I’ll need to look for a replacement… one that will hopefully last a little longer before ending it all.