nice subject, eh? i've been switching gears into electronic/dance/club/disco/trance/etc. music within my studio. now i've been asked to play keyboards and do my studio thing with an interesting rock band. also, another group more electronic/loop related is getting formed with gig ptoential. so my burning question now is... what to use? i use a Mac with ProTools now- not very portable or tough for transporting around. i also have a Fatar controller+MRRack sound module. i'm thinking a laptop with certain software and a firewire type i/o interface(or built-in audio outs to start). i have some soft synths like B4, Absynth, Unity, Koblo... i've heard Recycle is good. what do looper/dj/sampler maestros use? what's a good place to start?