Price paid: A$ 350
Purchased from: Ebay
Sound — 8
Records fine, sounds good. A lot of people bash the effects but I find ways to use them. My favourite effect is tempo delay and sweep filter but it's fun to play around with the down tune one too. Step filter is least useful. Haven't gotten a chance to use a mic with it but it's cool that it has it's own volume control.
Overall Impression — 7
I play a lot of styles of music but I think it does very well with rap music. The sliders let you cut elements out of the beat and the effects help to keep interest in the song. The problems I have with it are the lack of drum beats. 3 hours of recording time and there are only 9 different drum tracks? Really? Also if you are planning on using this to recreate songs that have vastly different parts say the chorus isn't just the original beat with a melody on top you are going to be disappointed because there is an annoying gap when switching between phrases. I don't know how they thought that was acceptable. The price is right for what it is and I am happy with the purchase.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Haven't gigged with it but it seems up to the job for me. Battery has lasted me a long time. I am constantly pressing the buttons I should be pressing with my fingers with my toes and it hasn't exploded so that's nice.
Ease of Use — 7
Took me a little bit to become fluent with it but I like reading manuals and things so it didn't take too long. Most people should try and change the record/dub/play order to the non default setting. There has been a firmware upgrade for some recording Lag problem and mine already had it installed.