I am using it since 2 years and it was my first purchase from bajaao and also it is my first MIDI keyboard..! the pads are not useless for those who doesn't play drums on it. they provide many features such as bpm up-down, play, pause, record, etc. in ableton and FL studio. the keys are hard and not for them who wants to practice melodies, thumbs down for that, also the sensitivity is weird and not usable in any way, but if you are a hip hop producer then i will definitely recommend you this as it provides more functionalities compared to other mini midi keyboards.