Dear All, Hate to say it, but music has been around quite a bit longer than the computer, yes, even for electronic music; take Tangerine Dream for an example of this... The computer is just another tool, just like an Echoplex, or like a phase pedal is for me. Sometimes it's a good thing to use, and other times it can be just too much. IMHO it is a matter of moderation, that's all. I've seen (one-man) bands play, wherein the computers in sequencers and Loopers were necessary, and I've seen a few shows where the band was just WAY too dependent upon the effects, and when they ran into troubles, it was the end of the show. Other times, I've seen the performers just do a stripped down gig, or even go fairly acoustic. My own personal experience with the Luck of Technology staying with me during a gig has been incredible to say the least. Have only had a few gigs wherein the synthesizer rig or the electricity went out on me; kept some acoustic instruments around for just such an event. On the same token, there are times wherein the bands are going for as much glitz as possible, or in other cases need the computers there for them, 'cos of what they're playing. Watching a few Techno bands, whose main sequencer went south on 'em wasn't funny, especially when it happened in the very beginning of the show. That's it, $15.00 down the tubes... On the same token, I thought that Andy Summers and Joe Satriani did great jobs when they had to play without much processing at all. As to having a computer replacing players; well, I'm not one to talk on that note, but it just really won't happen in this century, nor probably any time soon. The computer can duplicate only what it is given for the music, but as to playing a solo back, or covering for a missed beat, or going on a musical tangent... Not just yet. The whole point of music is communication and expression. Let me get back to my POS S.u.S.E. 5.3 with the messy lilo and then onto some tune making. Have fun, and thanks for the people to talk to on getting the manual for the TSR24s. It's only $5.00 from Harmony Central, so it is only a matter of me sending the funds via snailmail. Tchus. Lee-ohki.