Now I don't know if I'll explain this as well as I want to, but if you knwo what I'm tlaking about and can explain it better, please do! Okay so I'm considering whether or not playing the instruments live (eq's, compressors, maximizers/limiters and effects devices included) or whether I should resample what I have as a one note (or drum beat) then sample it into NNXT and use that already sculpted sound as my live sound (for performance issues). For example, a beat I'm working on has a lot of devices to form it, but it takes up a lot of my CPU power so listening to it is a trial and error process (because I can't even play it while muting the other instruments without it saying my computer is too slow). I tried removing the your computer is too slow message to listen to all the devices but it consumed so much of the CPU I couldn't stop it at all. I know, and it's somewhat inevitable, I need a new computer but I figured that why not see if this is a good idea to help drain the power usage so I can get a better sound. I've heard mastering is done like this, and takes a long time, but I'll be working on either a lengthened wav file that constitutes as the actual music or a single note to define the sound (but without the modulation of the synth. If anyone has anything, that'd be awesome!! Thanks, Steve.