"Well worth it, period."
As you all know, it doesn't make its own sounds, but triggers sounds. The pads feel great, and with the fixed or different velocity, it gives you a lot of different sounds that you might not have thought of without one.
Out of all the items in the same genre, MPD16 and Trigger Finger included, it by far has the most features so it has to get a 10 out of 10 on this one.
Ease of Use:
I'm a total beginner, and the manual does basically nothing for you. I'm still learning on the go, but it doesn't seem impossble to learn everything.
One of my pads doesn't always respond so I'm exchanging it for a new one, but it is made out of plastic like the other 2 MIDI pad items on the market. The pads feel great, the knobs and buttons feel great, so quality will be a 8 because it is plastic.
For $200, not bad at all. All beat makers should have this.
The Wow Factor:
The way it looks and after the NAMM video I saw, I had to have it, and am not dissapointed at all.
Everything is great, except I have to exchange it because one of my pads doesn't work to well, but everything else is great.