I'm selling my drumset and wanted a midi pad controller to use with EZdrummer 2. I am new to midi but found the iRig software very straightforward. Mapping the pads to the midi notes was extremely easy with the software. Also, it has 3 settings for pad sensitivity. I previously ordered the Akai MPD218 and returned it because it seemed like I had to hit the pads very hard to register a sound. Also, the software didn't seem to be as user friendly. I'm impressed with the iRig and the software.