I purchased this beastie for 40 dollars but ended up paying half that when the USB connection didn't work. Not that I mind, I don't trust USB connections that much and Midi cables work perfectly in my experience. The controller is basic but works fine and opens up thousands of sound possibilities with digital modules and free vsts particularly if tracking in Ableton.
I am a final year student of the RMIT Bachelor of Music Industry Course. As part of my major project I have created a home studio with which to record my own music. This website chronicles the process that was followed and the items used within the studio.