Adjusting Instrumentation w/ Sir McCoy's Setup
Great conversation happening here. These are all excellent ideas. Grouping tracks is definitely the way to go to minimize the amount of tracks in your screen view. The image that @jeffcaylor posted above is an excellent example of this. And like Dugan said, just simply right click and deactivate any clips that you don't want to use at the time. I also adjust my individual clip volumes (in the Clip Overview window) and try to stay away from adjusting the track faders. I try to leave them at unity.
Jeff - your idea of adding a track for the original DEMO is brilliant. That could be very useful in rehearsals when you need to quickly play the band a sample of what you're practicing.
Glad you all are a part of Loop Community! Great things are coming.