Ok, here's the deal. I have been recording quite successfully on a Yamaha AW1600 SIAB system, mainly punk rock songs, for drums i have been using Alesis SR16 and complimenting that with Alesis Performance Pad. BUT.....i am looking for better sounds than the Alesis can offer and i am thinking of maybe using a simple drum loop programme on my laptop and then importing it and using the SIAB from that point. Now, as i have avoided using computer based recording like the plague just as a personal preference i know sweet f.a about it only as far as hearing Pro Tools this, Cubase that and the term 'plug-ins' banded around a lot. So, my question is, if all i want to do is create a complete drum pattern then import it to my studio where is a good place to start and what exactly do i need, i have a pretty good laptop, but as far as anything else i need help! And as already mentioned, all i need is to be able to plan and produce a drum pattern that i can tweak. As ever, all help and info greatly appreciated.