I just took my brand new one (a really generous gift from my brother) to the Zurich Festival. What I love about it is that with sixteen pads, it can be set up to play a two octave scale in any mode, raga or scale you would desire. Since the Electrix Repeater treats the UR loop as midi note C 60 I set up 7 of the presets to correspond to the 7 major modes. I also set up a couple of presets to be random groupings of only octaves so that I could do some random real time 'sequencing' on the Repeater that I then resample into the EDP. It's just very cool and I haven't even begun to figure out how to use program changes and midi CC notes yet (for the EDP). It's really little too......................anyone wanna buy a Roland Pad 80 controller? tee hee hee On the airplane to Zurich, I had a 12" mac laptop, a firewire 410 breakout box, a trigger finger (all powered by the laptops batteries) and a little Ashbory miniature fretless bass........................ all in the same bag. I could have recorded an entire CD with it had I wanted to (but lots of sleep and the occasional between nap scintillating conversation of Herr NemoGuitt was too distracting) I say buy one!!!