I've been using Logic Express in it's standard default setup. I've obviously been missing some things and "taking the long way home," so to speak, in my use of this "more wonderful the more I use it" application. More wonderful, that is, after I get completely comfortable and secure with all of Logic's environment possibilities. So I purchased a couple of the MacProVideo tutorials and started from scratch, hoping to learn some things I may have missed, and to de-complicate things I was obviously doing when trying to use Logic out of past application instinct (alternative DAWs), which, doesn't work with all of Logic's functions/procedures. So I dumped all of my preferences, cleared folders, autoload files, etc. and decided to ride the 'Logic 101: Mastering Logic' bus from the beginning. Something changed when Logic booted for the first time after running the setup asst. along with the tutorial, as instructed by the tutorial. I had 8 Audio tracks, 8 Instrument tracks, and the standard numerous GM inst tracks one gets after opening Logic/Express the first time. (Obviously number of tracks based on how many tracks, etc. one chose during initial setup) Ok, sorry, my question. After going through the setup following along with the tutorial, the ONLY tracks where record buttons are available are the Audio 1-8 tracks. I no longer have access to individual track record buttons for either the Inst 1-8 tracks or any of the standard GM instrument tracks. Why? Although, I understand why no record buttons for the GM Inst. tracks -- no general midi keyboard/instrument connected at this time? When I setup Logic on my own (guessing/experimentation) I had record buttons for all 8 Audio tracks and for all 8 Inst tracks. Why did the individual track record buttons disappear for my Inst tracks? Could it be that, for the tutorial, I decided to only use the Caps Lock keyboard instead of connecting my keyboard/controller? (Not to mention my controller is being used elsewhere for the next week or so.) The setup in the 'Logic 101: Mastering Logic' tutorial shows individual track record buttons for every track from the very first time Logic starts up in the video. Why -- when I followed along step-by-step -- is the tutorial guy's record buttons for both Audio and Inst tracks showing up and mine aren't? Why did I previously have access to Inst track record buttons and now I only have them for Audio Tracks? Would simply like to know how to regain access to track record buttons for Inst tracks as well as Audio tracks - what changed? I'm confused! Although, if it's simply a matter of not having any type of midi keyboard/controller connected I'll simply be embarassed! :P Thanks for help/advice.