It's one of those 'why didn't I think of that' pieces of gear that once you'v implement it in your workflow, you pretty much feel nekkid without it. Ok, so you've got 4 midi ports you say? Imagine something that glues todays world to the past. In my Analog Kitchen live setup, this is the absolute boss. It fires my TR909, Octatrack, Toraiz Pioneer Dave Smith AS-1 (I know, I realise I did that there...) Funny enough, there also dyn/sync on port 1 and where it's advertised as a Daw Compadre to help out getting things sync with a DAW, I prefer to use it as the hub for all things out of sync. One button fires the clock and the four on of buttons patiently wait for the bar to end before they fire off. I speak to a lot of live artists and we all suffer at times to make smooth transitions. Well, look no further. Also a nice feature is the swing knobs. I turned my 606 into a minimal machine Gaiser v Ritchie style. This thing is CIA, the better it works, the less you notice it. It does it's shizzle that reliably. Incoming audio or midi could master the master clock and glue the rest together and the pitch knobs make you dj your analog boxes. Darn, now why didn't I think of that.
Hands down the ultimate in clocking. Does not skip a beat. Independent shuffle and positive & Negative value delays, start/stop all on each channel! MIDI, DIN SYNC, Audio sync & more. Also has an audio input TRS jack to sync your DAW via a free E-RM plugin (or get creative and even clock sync to a live drummer).