Owned the original MPK Mini years ago and after selling it, I missed it straight away. It's super handy to have a little keyboard/pad controller you can whip out for ideas. This one has leaps and bounds on the 1st version. High quality knobs and the keybed feels better too. Love the little screen. I wish this had better compatibility with Garageband for iOS (so that you could map the knobs). Works really well in Ableton though. The black is a nice touch (although the keybed does get more visible smudges). Great price so very happy.