Last week the APC40, now the Maschine! It seems that the big pro audio companies are starting to realize what musicians need. The Maschine is the combination of a groove box and a controller. You can use it as a controller, a sequencer and a sampler. The APC40 is good stuff because it has Akai hardware and it works with Live. The Maschine is better stuff because you can actually build sequences in a live session. You can control any DAW with it and the price is $699. A little too much considering the unit comes without any bundled NI software.