I finally sat down yesterday with all of my new gear and began the massive task of retooling my entire live show to incorporate sampling and looping with my iMac. Wow, this is a huge task, and I definitely have my hands full. I spent five complete hours working with a software program called Mainstage, to set up my screen layout and start to dig in to some sounds and effects. I'm excited by the potential, but terrified by the thought of delegating control of my live show to a computer. I think Apple's software is finally up to the task, and to task we shall take it.