My first time posting, been a reader of the forum for a while now. hope you guys can help me out! Here is my situation: I have a alesis sr-16 drum machine. I like the drum sounds it makes, however I find programing my own beats on the machine to be tedius and time consuming. Drums arn't my thing, so I prefer to spend as little time as I can afford getting beats that match my songs. I play/write mainly rock/idie/folk type stuff, So Im just looking to create simple beats/midi loops that fit my songs. I have used, and like, Reason's Redrum drummer pattern sequencer to program simple beats. I find it very easy to use, however the drum sounds are limited and I want something that will output to midi! Reason 2.5 only allows midi input, not out, as far as I can tell. I have my alesis connected to my compter via midi. I have used sonars built in session drummer, and it works fine to drive my alesis via midi, but its dificult to create your own patterns, and its patterns it provides are limited. I even tried writing my own staff music to drive the alesis via midi but that was too time consuming and more trouble than its worth. I guess what I am asking is. Is there a good software program that I can use the drive my Alesis sr-16 drum machine, that is easy to use? I am looking for something with a nice GUI similar to reason's redrum drummer(or old roland style drum machine). Don't want to use a program where you have to put a bunch of small dots on a bunch of differnt lines, and map a full keyboard of drum sounds to my 10 pad alesis. I hope I made myself clear, let me know if you have any questions. There must be a program out there that can do what Im looking for I just need to find it. thanks.