First off make sure you have the 2008 C++ redistributable (it comes bundled but error'd out on install...problem 1 of more than a few). Secondly there doesn't seem to be much to the built in instruments, or machines as they're called. A few simple generators and even fewer effects. Couldn't get plugins to work, they all error'd out. Not one of my plugins would load, messages like "microsoft api error: 193 0xc1: %1 is not a valid Win32 application". Nice interface but I can get plugins to work better using VST Host and not spend my time trying to decipher Microsoft based error messages.