So I'm getting started in Garageband. Been noodling around on my guitar and shuffling around with the loops, but would like to play some other instruments into the Mac. I've found Garageband a piece of versatile and easy to use software with a low learning curve (at least for accompanying myself on the guitar). I like it, but now I'm not sure whether I should stick with this or expand to something else. I was into recording in the Atari days, but things have changed so much I'm essentially a noob now. My recording is being done through the RME Fireface. I don't think I need a mixer since all I'll be doing is playing guitar and virtual synths/instruments. I can't sing Is there a higher-end, more extensible sequencer which is as easy to get into as Garageband? Given that my style preferences range from electronica to solo blues, what sorts of instruments should I be looking at? First thing I'll need either way is a keyboard. And also some sort of hardware controller as I'm a knobs and buttons guy. Recommendations? For Garageband, the only option for a hardware controller seems to be the iControl which seems a bit simplistic to me. However for 'tactile recording, i.e. in a punching buttons on tape machine - motorized faders - knobs sort of way, what sort of set-up should I be aiming for?