I only want to use 1 sequencer for ALL my composing. A big part of what an MPC does is pattern and linear sequencing for its internal and external parts. You guys already have the technology in Kore so it makes sense to extend this to the Maschine so you can sequence your VSTi. The not having a count it....i can find ways to deal with,, But not being able to use 1 SEQUENCER.. because Maschine won't let me use outside VST''s sounds to sequence with was a HUGE mistake. I would rather spend 699....than 999 ...I want a sequencer that would replace an MPC , but be able to do the same and more because of the software integration. I'm tired of buying expensive outboard gear to get the job done...I've been hoping for years for something like the "Maschine" to replace expensive AKAI's. I have had several different studio setups at different times....but as I said....Im looking to compact everything...and go to a more software / computer world of production. You guys have the power to make it happen for a lot of MPC users looking for an alternative in the software world. Will there be an upgrade to make this happen at some point?....If so...what kind of time frame are we looking at? and will it just be a patch to the software ?