The reasons I like this device include:
- Scads of memory - I've not yet hit a real limit in actual use.
- Very clear visuals of where you are at with the loops and recordings.
- Straight-forward volume control for each loop - no guessing!
- The (optional) ability to run loops out of sync.
I've been doing this for a long time in live performance, but now I'm really confident in using the 505 alone. This means that I can, if I desire, work live without a computer. In some situations, this is the perfect setup - and I'm glad I found a way to do it!