Maschine Studio is way too fucking big. I use the MkII and even though I thought it was kinda big when I got it, I now really appreciate the form factork.
Oh, absolutely. Being able to run fully standalone is awesome for live performance.
It’s just a bit sad that we seem to have gone from “this box will run the full MPC 2.0 software standalone” to “err, maybe the processor we put in this box might be slightly underpowered to do what we promised originally…”