I love this synth. I bought it a couple days ago, with a 1/2 price sale at Cakewalk. It does an amazing job of producing real-sounding percussion without any samples. It can even do more than percussion, i.e. pads, and leads. The interface is simple, and very pleasing to the eyes. Comes in 64 & 32 bit versions. Seems extremely stable, and light on CPU. Here's a piece I did recently, that uses only Chromaphone, plus Valahalla Room for reverb: http://soundcloud.com/mike-leghorn/neptunian-distractions
Oh yes this physical modelling synth is astounding.
I use it on almost every project since I got it exactly one year ago!
Sometimes when I feel it's not natural enough or want to make more textured sounds I layer it with real acoustic sounds and the results are amazing. The combination of pseudo-real with real acoustic sounds really really good.
Also it can make really really nice kicks snares hihats etc for dance music and beyond.
I agree! This is an amazing synth! The guys over at Applied are helpful and fantastic too! I had the pleasure of doing a demo for them last year using this plugin and I was amazed at how user friendly it is.