The initial reviews here really put me off this . So here I am pleasantly suprised after all. The UI is fairly well laid out though initially confusing but thanks to the text documentation thats easily overcome. Very limited in the preset department which does force you to roll your sleeves up (always a good thing in my book). I wouldn't describe the sound necessarily very analog but that is a bit of a compliment. You get a swag of modulation options including enevelope modulation ,amplitude modulation ,ring modulation ,FM ,3 egs 2 LFo's a sub oscillator and some damn nifty internal routing. Rock solid on my system and ridiculously CPU lite around 2-5% max on any patch. The modulation options are what wins me over here. Great for oddball lfo madness ,fm percussion ,wave shaping via the AM and FM functions and a bit of a personality all of it own Overall I'd rate it around an 8 out of 10 for a freebie. As far a Synth-Edit creations go this would be in my top 5 best. I'm already building percussion kits for Live 4.0's impulse with this. Great for IDM style drones ,scrapes and all sorts of other goodies. Definately a stayer .