This thing runs a little hot, but makes an excellent lead for dance/trance/industrial tracks. I also use it as a rhythmn compliment to other lead synths in softer tunes. The presets are all very good -- there are too many standouts to mention!
You will need to wrangle this thing in with your eq, and probably throw in some compression for good measure. I can't fault it for running this way, that's how it was designed.
The sound quality is not top notch, but I don't think that detracts from its purpose in life.
It is *incredibly* easy to mess with presets and make your own sounds. The almost draw-bar style sliders invite you to play around. I almost never come up with a sound that I can't use.
This synth has improved since 1.0. Most notable is less CPU usage, and tons more presets. If you only did a 1.0 or 1.1 demo and moved on, grab 1.4 and give it another go.
Bottom line: This is a loud lead synth. You will find it hard to make it play nicely in the background or with any subtlety. It's a prima donna -- but then, what else would you expect from a lead? For the tiny price tag, you can't get a better dance/trance/industrial lead synth.