To make a long story short, when I am done with my current project (a series of ads for a tire company), I am going to switch from Digital Performer, my longtime digital audio sequencer of choice, to Logic Pro.* For a couple of weeks I fooled around with the free download of Logic Express, as a test. I wanted to test out my reaction to Logic's basic interface, which Express shares in most ways. Originally, the whole reason was to see if it's more CPU-efficient. And it is, by a small margin. But I grew to like the interface and the included soft synths. At first I felt that Logic was too Windows-like in use. But as I discovered more features, I began to see that it isn't. It's a different kind of Mac program than DP, but it is still Mac-like. Logic has some things that don't make sense in its interface; even setting the click choices require interacting with a couple of different menus, and of course, there's the whole multiple takes issue, but there are things it does well. I can't put my finger on it, because DP is very cool and powerful, but there is something about Logic that I grew to enjoy. Maybe it's just the novelty of using something different after 18 years with MOTU's software. Having tried Logic back in the eMagic days, and not liking it at all, I think Apple's changes to the program were much-needed, and really made it a better professional tool. PS- Orren, when I buy it I'm also going to buy one of your books. Which one do you recommend for an experienced DP user? *I am going to keep DP around, however, for old projects and for shared projects with my son. DP is the digital audio sequencing program in current use at his university.