This is a great little sampler and drum machine. One of the main qualities that drive me to hardware is the instant gratification. This groovebox allows you to modify sounds and record motion sequence. These feature allow you to mangle any sound into something completely different than your original sample. This gear is a bit older, therefore, the memory is limited and the naming convention necessary for samples can be a bit of a pain. Once you go through the tedious process of getting your samples in there it can be very rewarding. You can use slices, or one-shots. One way to compile your one-shot samples is to combine them all into one audio file. That way you can slice the audio and each slice can be a different drum part (bass, snare, high-hat). This sampler / drum machine is another keeper. It is simple, cheap, small, and provides a lot of variations to your sound.