Both Sound on Sound and EQ (or was it Mix?...I can never keep 'em straight) have done recent, positive "previews", and the brochure is actually informative (the one I got from Lex direct included a preset list-a la Eventide; nice). On paper at least, it seems a price/performance winner, and surely the audio quality must be serious--"it's a Lex!"--and it needs to be an M2000 killer. This box has some truly a-typical control and MIDI functions: a MIDI (not audio) arpeggiator, a/b glide/morph, ADR's and velocity envelopes that will output MIDI control data. Among the more intriguing of the 56 fx are Aerosol, Orbits, and Centrifuge 1 and 2, plus overdrive(!). Only obvious dissappointments I can see are: only 50 user locations (i'd fill that many in an afternoon), no card slot, and the LOOPER is MONO! For time-variant massaging of loops made elsewhere, tho, it's pretty attractive. I do wonder about that "extra internal slot" or whatever it is that I've heard was built in... Words to live by: "...when you can't be playing, read product literature, at least while in body."