>also, I imagine the list of hopeful contributors is much >larger than what you've got on there. >I would like to encourage the diversity aspect, too. If the >initial cd's are going to be a reflection of Looping and the >community of people at Looper's Delight, then they should try >to reflect the diversity we have here as well. It seems to me there are two plausible approaches: - try to produce a "top-notch" quality "professional" CD, - try to fit in everyone who wants to contribute. I think the latter is much more interesting, personally. Not from the perspective of contributing, but from the perspective as a listener-who-subscribes-to-this-list. Now, the above two descriptions are not quite how people have characterized things far, but I think it's relatively accurate. Presumably some people who might want to share their music with the rest of loopers' might have trouble producing music of sufficient quality to fit in the first style. If the "problems" are technical, perhaps it could be forgiven (e.g. mono recordings), although if it's an issue of musicality, there's not much that can be done. (Unlike the "Giant Tracks" example from Keyboard, one can't go back and "edit" ones loops very usefully.) Regardless of which way it goes, I would strongly recommend and up-front investigation of the added cost of doing a double-CD. This would allow both longer tracks and more participants, in some mix; increasing the quantity of participants will keep the cost to each from rising while increasing the track time will, no doubt, make everyone involved happier. (But requiring more sales to recoup the investments.) Sean Barrett PS: To put this a different way: I'm much more interested in hearing what everyone is doing then I am in purchasing a slick "best of". My personal opinion of course.