This is my first post. Why? Simply because I didn't have anything of value to add to all the discussions that occur here. Like many bass players, I also play the synth to fill out some of the sound in my two bands. My synth of choice is the Alesis Micron, a nifty little unit that spits out a huge range of sounds. The one downside is that it is difficult to program outside it's presets and requires immense patience to learn how to use properly. This week I tried something new with my Micron. I figured how to process an external instrument (my bass) through its sound processing engine (not its sound generation engine). This means that you can push the bass signal through it's filter section, drive & fx sections, while applying all the envelopes and LFO's (low frequency oscillators) to any modulation parameter. Add the Micron's sound processing capabilities to its on-board sequencer and you're in a new world. It's like EXH meets Moogfooger meets Octavius meets Hot Chip and The Chemical Brothers. I'm going to be posting some YouTube video soon. If any of you have a Micron and want to know how to do this, feel free to ask. Oh yeah, I paid $200 on Craigslist for my Micron. Best $200 I ever spent.