I wanted to like this, really. I have almost every Roland drum machine there is, and love them all.
This is a very weak imitation.
First: Connections. Why they decided to use 1/8" connectors for the separate outputs is beyond me. They make no sense. I had to go buy new cables to hook it up.
Second: Sound. The sounds are pale imitations of other sounds, without the punch and character they need. For instance, the Kicks are so lame, they can barely be called kicks. They have no low end sound. They sound more like "low toms".
Third: The "Tuning" knobs hardly do anything on some drums, while being too wild on others.
Programming is fare. But again, they decided to use non-standard work flow for many of the functions.
The construction is good, sturdy, with nice metal and wood end panels. But that just makes it a good looking paper weight.
This doggy's going home.