i have been awaiting this vst since its announcement. i DLed the demo and had to buy it. i have been using battery before the release of this and i will NEVER go back.
-the user interface is layed out wonderfully even if you have never touched a percussion sampler the navigation is easy.
-IT HAS A FILTER!! battery does not have this a filter is a must for HH werk. i sure it has some super seceret sound processing algorithms but the bottom line is that it sounds good.
-features!!!!not only is it a deatail persussion sampler but an anolog drum emulator!!! the filter the variator and a compressor for each pad..nuff said. my favorite feature of all is the ability to flip threw sounds as it is playing (like redrum in reason). this makes building a kit VERY easy.
-it has a very detailed 55(?) page manual. i have not really looked at it cuz its sooo easy to use.
-presets....2500 individual hits that are collected into 170 kits. not all of them are my style but a very nice library none the less.
-every question i had for the customer support was answered in deatail very promptly.
-stability its a bit hungry in this area but nothing real hidious plus it does alot for a percusion sampler.
if your curious just DL the demo and youll see for your self. ppl talk about how great the DR008 is but the gui looks a bit to cluttered for me, this is my dream beat box. :)