My comment is about Studiolive users getting more out of their board in standalone. Not about what S1 users want and need. How about taking into consideration what non S1 users want and need? There is an entire market of musician's fed up with being reliant or dependent on computers, the unreliability of the PC and the expense of a Mac, on top of the early planed obselensce of these perosnal computers. The higher spec computers that many software DAWs require are not convincing investments compared to real gear. I still have a Korg Triton from the late 90s and have had to replace or upgrade many many computers both mac and pc in the same timeframe.You can make your studio all about your computer if you want too, you can make the computer the center piece if you want. I choose to persue a different paradigm and there is a growing group of folk on the same path. Also the Akai MPC is a sequencer, sampler and multitrack recorder. It has many of the same functions as S1 or any other software daw application with memory limitations of course but also with better performance, less hassle, more reliable and lower latency when compared to a computer based DAW. While the MPC has many of the same functions as a DAW including virtual instruments, it has none of the distractions like imessage, candy crush, notifications, auto updates, garbage ware and all the other hassles that take you out of your creative space. When you power up music gear it is ready to go. Glitches, driver issues, buffer underruns, "this vst is no longer supported", cracks pops, audio artifacts, viruses, auto updates that break things, you can have all that.