I've been mixing since I was 14 years old, and I must say I've never had as much fun since purchasing this new controller. I am a complete beginner when it comes to most of the settings, but very much looking forward to getting better equipped to handle it. . The unit was easy to set up, runs smooth as silk on my macbook pro, and contrary to other reviews that I read when researching which controller to get, it hasn't crashed once (famous last words!!) Very impressed so far, and would recommend it to everyone who came from the vinyl era, who's been a little intimidated by the digital generation. The build quality is so much better than I thought it was going to be, each fader and knob feels robust and for the price tag you couldn't ask for more.