An informal poll: When doing your live looping gigs, i'm curious how much everyone is using canned sequenced materials? Reason i ask? Just saw Michael Brook/Djivan Gasparyan at the newly-remodeled Gothic Theater in Denver. I went to see the famed duduk player, not really to catch Brook, and while i REALLY enjoyed the duduk, the presentation left something to be desired... I felt that there was alot of rough edges, mostly due to trying to integrate technology into the gig, and the fact that Brook is NOT the 'virtuoso guitarist' that the CD liner notes to 'Black Rock' make him out to be... Most of the sequenced stuff was really just loops, but the lengths of the sections were definitely programmed and just when they finally started to hit a groove, they moved on... I don't know, in this case, they just relied TOO much on technology in my opinion, and there wasn't enough PLAYING... (off my soapbox..) Buy the record (which i like) and save the $$, unless you wish to see the legendary Gasparyan (you won't be disappointed in him). So, again, i wonder aloud, how many of you use sequencing in your gigs, and perhaps any tips that you've found to more successfully integrate it into your show so that its seamless (no 3 minute breaks to load up software etc..) and leaves room for improvisation (section lengths are not fixed time frames). Thanks, Jim Lanpheer.