Had my first gig last weekend (with SB-SIX) in daylight and I must say I had a hard time looking for the back lighting of the pads. I was standing in the shade, but it was a very sunny day, and I had a very hard time seeing the blue pads of the scenes mode. The mutes (green) were a bit better to recognize. In my studio they are very bright and I really don’t want them to be brighter, but it is definitely something to take into account when doing a performance in daylight. My guess is they won’t be readable at all in direct sunlight.