I've been using Garage band for a couple of years now. I took a few years off away from music, but I'm ready to start recording again (as a hobby). I have a copy of Logic Studio 8, that I've never used. I have a few questions I was hoping some of the pros up here could set me straight on: 1) What software would I use to expand the number of samples available to me in Logic Studio? Are there third party apps that expand the library, or would that be what Logic Pro gives me? Any recommendations? 2) Same with Drums. The number of drum loops available with Garage band and Apple's Drum Pack for GB, (which I purchased years ago) is pretty paltry. Is there a reasonably priced app or plugin that I can purchase to increase my percussion options in Logic? 3) I've been reading the reviews on Propellerhead's new recording software, Record. Apparently it works pretty transparently with Reason (without requiring Rewire). Has anyone here tried the Propellerhead Reason/Record combo pack? If so how do you like it? I ask because Logic 8 seemed so........un-logical when i tried it years ago. Hardware-wise I think I'm OK. I simply plan on using my old firepod for an input device. But I'm really clueless about the type of software I should be using (hence this post). I only know that increasing the number keyboard and drum samples/loops is relatively important to me at this point. That said, I'm sure once I jump in I'll see a need for other "things". So to avoid the newbie frustration I'm likely to encounter when piecing together my "studio" I thought someone could give me some idea as to what those "other things" might be. Musically, I'm primarily recording new age based stuff, with some acoustic and electric guitar in it. I'm ashamed to say this, but I've never used any software based keyboard samples in my previous recording with Garage band....... just used the patches inside my Alesis Quadrasynth, so I'm pretty new to the the whole concept of sampling. Any pointers anyone is willing to give me will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys!