Hi, all. Thanks for all the tips a while back regarding laptop setups for looping. I finally decided to go for the Powerbook (and a Presonus Firebox, thanks for that recommendation as well), although it should indeed be noted that it may not be the optimal choice for Ableton Live users. Right now it seems I'll be running two setups: 1) Guitar -> NI Guitar Rig (not all that great, but will do for now) -> Ableton Live for situations where I'll be using prerecorded loops and/or have a need for timestretching and trasposing. The UI in Ableton is just damn lovely, but the CPU overhead does pile up quite fast. 2) Guitar -> NI GR -> Plogue Bidule for more streamlined gigs. I've been able to achieve lower latencies and less CPU load with Bidule, and the versatility pleases me a lot, but has a somewhat steeper learning curve than Ableton. Might not be a problem for most loopers, though, as we apparently tend to be rather knowledgeable in matters technical. Bot setups use Sooperlooper as the primary looping tool, and BOY it makes me glad I opted for the Powerbook. It's my first experience with a more EDP-ish looping paradigm, and I'm having a _ball_. In other news: a) We finally got Älymystö's (my band) debut album "Atomgrad" back from the printers. (Here's another piece: http://www.taphead.net/ikkuna.mp3) If you liked the clips I've posted and are interested in hearing more, give me a holler, I've got a bunch of discs set aside and I've definately been getting enough tips and stuff off this list to consider you folks eligible for free CD's. Of course, if you have albums out, trades are always fun. We're also involved with some clubs and net radios in Finland, so we'd be more than happy to promote the good stuff. b) Seeing as I've gone the software route, I'll be selling my Repeater as well. If anyone's in a market for one (especially in Europe), again, feel free to reply. Regards, R.