Maschine does have a lot of DAW like features. That's why I stated that it is gaining the identity of a DAW. But I agree it's certainly not a fully fledged DAW as it does lack other important features like you say. Being able to use plugins though is a DAW like feature in my opinion. No other Drum Machine software has this possibility as far as I know. And to use many different plugins on different sounds within Maschine, one simply needs Delay Compensation. I am certainly not asking or expecting Maschine to become a full DAW. I also don't need it to be as I record and produce in Pro Tools. Doesn't take away that I'd love more of the features mentioned in the list to see the light of day. I often start in Maschine creating the fundamental beat and shape the sounds within Maschine using plugins. I use Maschine as a plugin inside Pro Tools and record guitars, bass, vocals and other instruments like strings on top within Pro Tools. Anyway, I just hope NI are working on it Thanks.