Upon returning home from Loopstock, I pried open my JamMan and installed a new upgrade chip I rec'd from Bob Sellon. While I am still learning to use the interface on this new software, I wanted to let you know how cool things are already: One very major thing is the ability to play four discrete loops simulataneously..much akin to the repeater. Each of these "tracks" may have its own placement in the stereo field (yes, STEREO) and each has its own NON-DESTRUCTIVE fade (with the fade rate controllable). THis means I can have a loop (#1) with various overdubs running, add another "track" and even another, and yet one more...and then fade out one or more, whilst playing in r/t! Better yet...the fade direction is REVERSABLE so I can fade them back in too!...and until I replace them, I can recall those loops at any point...all via midi control or two 3 button footswitches. Pretty darn cool! It does not make the JamPuppy an EDP or repeater, but it does open up some exciting possibilities. I am still "limited" to 32 sec. of memory..but the manipulation level of that 32sec has made a quantum leap. There is also a mellotron-type sampler mode, similar to the 'repeater, and he has added acess to the delay functions in the looper mode! Being the thing now has multiple functions and "pages" for every dial setting on the original JamMAn (and the actual dial settings have no relevance anymore) it is gonna take me a little while to learn the ins and outs of the new system...but gosh it is fun! BTW...I also found my technical gremlins at Loopstock were not in the JamDude, but rather in the MidiBuddy MIDI pedal I was using....it was not acting like my buddy that night! Max _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com/intl.asp.