41Zaphod_BeeblebroxTue 19th Nov 2013 N00b here. Just want to make sure I'm approaching this right before I waste a lot of time doing it wrong. I'm programming in Maple Leaf Rag from sheet music (public domain). The time signature is 2/4. In the M01D, I'm using single steps (boxes) for sixteenth notes, and two steps (click and drag) for eighth notes. So each measure is eight steps wide in the M01D. Is that a reasonable way to do it or would an experienced user do it differently? Also, the Maple Leaf Rag starts off with a "runt" measure (my term) at the very beginning...an eighth note which is effectively at the end of a measure. I'm guessing this is done for implied emphasis reasons (different notes in measures being emphasized more than others...which is what I think the "swing" setting in the M01D is for). So to make this work out right, I'm guessing I should put that first eighth note in the last two steps of an otherwise empty set of eight steps. So that way the first note of the first full measure will start on an eight-step boundary. Is this right or am I wandering around in the high weeds? I've only entered a few measures so far. It's slow going because I'm not fast at reading music yet. I'll be a lot faster by the time I finish punching this piece in. But it's absolutely magical listening to the M01D pound out the first few measures at full tempo. I couldn't possibly do that myself (obviously). Edited on Tue 19th November, 2013 @ 22:03 by Zaphod_Beeblebrox Put your analyst on danger money, baby.