At the very least, such an ad would need to include web links to specific sound examples of this stuff, so people could actually fire up a web browser and HEAR it. But that could be tricky, since some people might never get around to doing that looking up. Even still, a good ad with some intriguing copy and interesting pictures/quotes/descriptions could lure some interested parties into checking it out. ** or just put stuff on their existing site without any print advert presence - - perhaps they already have this. the idea of having someone like yourself or lawson or any of the other folks putting stuff is is a damn good one. and it could mean exposure for folks like yourself, etc., who could use some. it would be mostly for people who are researching the edp, but it would be better than nothing there at all . . . A more costly, but probably more effective approach, would be to include an audio CD (or data CD-ROM with mp3 files) with a specific musical instrument or technology magazine, showcasing different artists and - probably even more importantly - different technical and stylistic applications. ** actually, i don't know how expensive this would really be. as we all know cd-r discs are incredibly cheap and abundant and are ruining the "music business" ;-) it seems if you get the artist royalties for $0 - - it's also about their promo/exposure (at least for those who don't have exposure) - - it comes down to artwork, mastering and duplication . . . all of which might be less expensive and more effective than a mag ad (which might have copywriting, photo costs, graphics costs and page space costs). getting it into the mag might be a tad harder, but it could be tied into an article or something?? need to have the sympathetic writer to get on board on this last, i expect. anyway, hypothetically, it seems to be doable. stig <font size="1">Confidentiality Warning: This e-mail contains information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, any dissemination, publication or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. The sender does not accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that may occur while using data contained in, or transmitted with, this e-mail. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify us by return e-mail. Thank you.