O.K. I'm a relative newbie to this idea, but I'm convinced it's possible and portable. So here goes. I want to be able to write/compose/transcribe (I don't know what term is best) the stuff I play onto sheet music. Essentially, I sometimes hit a brilliant streak at rehearsal where I can do no wrong. Could be my mood, could have been a great day at work or a crappy day and I take it out on my bass and do some really great stuff with tout thought or planning. Well, I'd like to be able to do it again! So, if I had some software on my laptop that I could take with me that would put on to paper what I'm playing, that'd be like REALLY USEFUL! Now, I think I need first an A/D converter to plug my bass into and have the signal converted from an analog to digital signal. Then do I need a MIDI converter to convert that into something that some software program could use to put what I'm playing on paper? I am totally clueless and the guys at GC salivate everytime I come in there because (I think) they see me coming and I have no idea of what they're trying to sell me. So I don't ask them anymore. Please help. As a sidenote: I've been doing some homework on this issue, and I'm thinking that a product like Finale Guitar is what I need, but my question remains, how do I get my analog bass signal into this application???? Thanks!