I got this to expedite my drum programming for a solo project. I use it to control BFD and it does that quite well. There is definitely a learning curve to getting the timing just right, but the pads have a nice dynamic range and seem like they will hold up for a good long while. Akai makes nice stuff and this is no exception. With the right software you have a very inexpensive, high quality drum machine. For $75, a great deal.