the developers have been trying to catch up to the industry since maschine launched and every year they fall farther behind. there were no innovative features introduced in the 2.0 update. the biggest improvements were multicore support, midi file support and sidechain ability. all of these features have existed in other music production softwares for a decade or longer. i almost forgot drum synths. again, not new. NI makes a great controller but the maschine software is somewhat pathetic when it comes to mixing, arranging, automation, fx, routing... on and on. NI's implementation of these features are very basic and once a person crosses the threshold from making beats to making songs then the stuff bundled with maschine becomes inadequate... i.e. compressors, reverbs, eq's, etc don't sound very good and need to be replaced. massive is the exception. i consider it a high quality synth. oh well just my opinion. i'm sure a lot of people will disagree.