I dunno what everyone else said cause I'm not gonna read 15 other posts, but I recommend you learn some good theory. See all my songs... well most of em' follow the minor scale of X note. I'd recommend most of all learning the basic scales, major, minor, pentatonic major, pentatonic minor, and the jazz scale (that ones good for Drum and Bass), trust me it'll take you places. Then from there on explore following the scales. I can't exactly tell you how to learn a scale, but if you play guitar, that's great cause it's alot easier to tab out a scale, I play, and producer, I learned the scales on guitar first, and then later took it up to my electronica production. Also, vary stuff, explore the program. Screw around with the arpegiattor when you make little ryhtms, and Arpeggiator is a classic for bass when it comes for trance and electronica. Start getting the idea of beats, eventually you'll develope nice patterns so when you combine it with sick tunes, you got yourself something good. And if there's any kind of music you're aiming for, Listen to alot of the songs of the genre, I mean, famous songs, not NG songs. Get a feel, study the basss and the lead. Notice that what really drices the song is the bass, since the lead is just a repetition that sounds good with the bass (I'm using trance and stuff, so gimme a break, that's how trance works) notice that you can vary the tempo through out the song, BOUNC3 does that in his famous Paradies on E. Also by listening to the music you like, you're training your ears, getting a feel. Ya catch' me? Neways good luck with the rythm and just keep practicing, getting inspired from other songs, etc.