Yo I tried the demo for a couple of weeks before I was convinced that this is a more than worthy replacement for my MPC. What really convinced me was when my daughter, who is about to be 2 in Jan, walked up to my padKontrol and randomly pressed the pads and made a lil drum groove that I wind up freestyling to for the next 30mins with her in my arms. No joke the kick and snare combo she hit just needed some instrumentation, because it was the demo I did not save it (too bad I found out you could save on the demo and use with full version later). Needless to say I am loving it. I am runnin PC with Cubase 4 latest version, Native Instruments Komplete 5 and IK Multimedia Total Studio Bundle, with Reason 4 as a sidedish. My Ccomputer producer studio feels complete now!!!!