I wonder if Maschine will eventually allow reference tracks. I was thinking untill Maschine comes up with a way to program a beat spontaneously, eg without setting bpm, bars, or metronomes, the only other way might be to use an audio reference track, and then you could work sponaniously with a 'beatbox' of the beat etc. Its sad, here we are with all this technology and yet we are still waiting for this basic function. When NI? WHEN!