pretty cool. i'd probably test it out just for the ipad functionality alone. that is the real step forward here.
i wish NI would take cues from this and release an upgraded IMaschine Ipad app that interfaces with the hardware device...thats the thing I dislike most about Maschine anyway - schlepping my macbook around to everywhere I want to play it.
with the release of AKAI Impc/mpc fly, hopefully we'll see things go further in this direction over the next year or so - as the memory/processors on the newer Ipads come up up to a level where they can handle professional grade DAWs...
my wish is to be able to produce with nothing but an Ipad and a controller - its the perfect compromise between hardware portability and software flexibility. toys like beatmaker2 are fun...but just that, toys for entertainment.
we're not there yet, but its coming soon I hope, if this is any indication.