I use this every week with Reason 9 and Sibelius 6 to produce backing tracks and scores. Nice key action, not a grand piano, but great to play for everything else, including virtual organs. Every review I've read about the integration with Logic, Cubase, etc all confirm what I experience with Reason - it's a deep controller and the price is right. It looks great, too. The single motorized long-throw fader is very smooth for writing automation. The pads are not MPC, but they're not bad. I admit, I have looked at the DAW integration the new synth workstations now offer, but I can't find a compelling reason (no pun intended) to spend the extra bucks for what I already have (and more). With Sibelius, it's a simple plug and play. I'm no MIDI master, I just need something that works and this does it for me. I'm thinking of getting a little 25-key for backpacking and I'll have to get another Nektar product, no question about it. I will definitely replace it with another P61 if something happens to it.