In all fairness, the updates have made the CPU quite a bit happier. This product has a great upright bass, a great Fender Telecaster model, a great Fender bass model, a great electric piano model, a great acoustic piano model, and a straight forward control section. The updates (3.2) seem to be aimed at vastly improving each of these models. The synth sounds are very crisp.
The time stretch (that is visible on the graphic yellow) is awesome quality, so you can
change pitch (like Alvin and the Chipmunks) while maintaining speed or otherwise. Being able to drag and drop a hit classic song into the window and then play bits and pieces of it at different pitch or speed is great for DJ people. I am completely enjoying going to Youtube and watching Machfive 3 tutorials recently. I hope MOTU lives long and flies high because their product support is REALLY good.