By now, you probably know the Mac has the power to be a versatile musical instrument, changing you into a one-man/woman band. iBooks and PowerBooks are ubiquitous at concerts and in the hands of DJs. Once used primarily in studios and for traditional music notation, originally laptops were primarily used by experimental academically-trained composers in live performance. Software synthesis changed all that, as reliable software samplers like Bitheadz got Macs gigs with Britney Spears and others. Now looping software allows you to compose music live and weave complex beats in realtime that were never possible before. So, you want to get wired up? Here’s a look at the software and hardware you’ll need to join the revolution. Click read more for the full story.