I have a Novation SL at home but I needed one that I can travel around with (the Novation one was too precious to take it out). I didn't want to spend a fortune on it again and this was my choice. And this is an extremely good one for all my needs. I can take it anywhere in my car, the speakers are good enough for me. All in all, I am satisfied and will recommend this to anyone who asks me as a beginner.