I've been a Logic user for a while now, but it's not been my primary platform. When I went digital, 8 years ago, it was suggested I install both DP and Logic. I'm pretty comfortable with DP for the band stuff I do. Logic is a bit more complicated, and fussy for some thing. A couple of years ago I did the music for a indie film, and did most of the composing with Logic. Soon as that was done, I returned to a major band project and only opened Logic to record some demos and occasionally used some of the instruments for the album. Now that that is out of the way, I decided I'd better make myself more familiar with Logic, and work out some of the fuzzy issues. I've been doing some music for ski films. I posted a link to those songs over here http://www.logic-users-group.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2640 I've also started digging back through this forum to see what I could see. I have some questions, but when I see the usual answer is "read the %#**@ manual, I decided to hold that thought for now. The Manual is now on my lap every free moment. I figured I had better start on page 1 as I feel I've missed some crucial things. Low and behold, there are the answers to the first couple of questions I had. The bad news is I don't think I want to upgrade to 9 until I can afford an Intel Mac. Everything is running well on 10.4.11 and I don't want to upset that when I'm busy. What I do like about Logic is how fast I can bang out tracks. A loop here, some soft synths there, strumming, bassing, a little editing... and I've got something to show. I'm finally learning how to maneuver around with out clicking on the automation envelopes, how to set zoom levels (man this was really buggin' me) and how to navigate markers. The one thing I will ask now is: would someone be willing to share they key commands with me? I've set a few, but I bet one of you Logic wise guys will have a really well thought out custom set. I'll get back to you when I hit another roadblock.