Thank you BOTH so much and also thank you for checking into my blog. I was really dreading that I screwed up my Logic 8 installation and dreaded that re-install. So thank you for giving me that sanity check. I tend to forget a lot of things so documenting what I know is a must for me and why not share the knowledge while I am at it! Well it looks like I should just produce most of the track on M3 and record that as audio. Will also check into the sample sites you mentioned. In terms of the country tracks, it is definitely more challenging than the "drag and drop loops" dance grooves, and let alone without live musicians. It is definitely on a fun side in a challenging way(and never dreamed that I would help write country demo up to now). I am starting to appreciate also how difficult it is to mix down country. Once I am done, I will put a short demo clip on my web site and will let you hear.