I hear people refer to "pads" all the time, but I don't know what they are.

apparently, they are NOT referring to drum pads (are they?)

What am I missing here?
I don't know exactly why a record label would want to publish free music. It would look to THEM like they are doing a bunch of work without getting paid anything.
Thank you.

Is it a bad idea for me to use a track ball (instead of a mouse with a wheel)? It looks like the mouse wheel helps to control volume as well.

Thanks again.
How can one copy a pattern of beats? For instance, I write out one bar with three instruments: One kick, a snare, and a high hat. I then use the Green plus arrow to add another 4/4 measure. So how do I copy the pattern I have already composed in the first measure and then pasted it in the second mea...
Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it.

I will look through the documentation a bit more thoroughly today. I was kind of foggy on WHAT I was supposed to be looking for, but you cleared that up.

Now I know what I should be looking into.

Thans again.
Hi all, and sorry for the noob questions (did try searching first, but didn't find anything that covered exactly what I was looking for). Just so you know where I am coming from, I would like to compose short (about one minute) tracks to accompany youtube videos / slideshows for my wife's boutique c...