firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >No MacOS as of yet does multitasking. [blah, blah] Gah, enough of this stuff! Most of these arguments are completely misinformed (like the quote above -- I'm frequently running a dozen programs at once on a Mac including a web server!) and there are serious problems with all the standard commercial platforms. BeOS would probably be the best OS for looping, as a brutally fast almost-real-time OS (or perhaps QNX, which is an actual real-time operating system, though a lot less multimedia friendly...) OBLoopContent: what's the longest loop that anyone on this list has ever used in a piece of music? For me, it was strangely enough the second or third piece I ever did, a piece with real tape loops over mic stands and across the lab... I had one loop that was over 10 seconds and went out into the hall. (This was about 1979 -- the music department had a PDP-11 with a 20 meg removable hard drive as big as a washing machine! So no digital looping...) /t ...electronic a capella madness <http://volectrix.com>......... ...extreme internet radio <http://extremeNY.com/radio>...