I have been a fan of Dave Smith instruments for some time now. My Mono Evolver is the central nervous system in my live rig, but this machine is completely nuts! Time to start saving. This drum machine called the Tempest takes the cake! I have been happy with my gear and if anything, have been trying to shrink my live set up. I am very excited for the spring, when Tempest hits the shelves! Check out the DSI site for more information!