At the 3:48 mark DJ Quik walks into a LA studio session for Dr. Dre's "Detox" full of legends and pulls this out on them saying "Its every drum machine you ever wanted in your life all rolled into one tone generator, its a TR-808, TR-909, Linn drum, DBX, it loads up quick & Oh God it rocks out!!!" as they all pass around this beautiful machine touching knobs in awe, at the 4:54 mark Snoop Dogg tells his camera man "This the cheat sheet right here out his personal livin room era" as he holds it up.more
Time has not been kind to this piece of kit. It comes stocked with decent samples of most of the classic drum machines you'd expect. Rhythm King, 808, 909, etc. The controller is best described as adequate...if you're being generous. The pads are nothing special but they do an okay job w/ velocity. Compared to an MPC or Maschine? Well maybe best just not to.
While it does have it's virtues-not many but it's not all together awful- What really stands out is how fast it became obsolete. Faster than anything else I've ever bought. To be fair things have moved so fast the last handful of years...but being fair doesn't really do much more than offer context when talking about this kinda gear (software in general and software with a hardware interface).
So would I recommend this to anyone? No. Absolutely not. However, I doubt I'll ever be asked.