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"As for the hardware part, got a couple Pioneer SDJ-08 monitors, Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Headphones, AKG Perception 220 condenser microphone, Roland R-05 Wave/MP3 Recorder, M-Audio Keystation 88es, KORG Monotron and Monotron Delay, M-Audio Fast Track Ultra, and a custom made chiliGREEN laptop which pretty much works as a desktop replacement. It's a monster!"more
For the price, it really can't be beat. The drums sound decent and the extremely simple synth section can produce very usable basses, melodies and percussive tones (the envelopes are actually quite quick). There are tons of easy to install mods for it as well, adding MIDI, VCO modifications, etc.