Bought the LC2412 nearly years ago for use in a live two man show. I needed to have the DMX function driven by midi, so I was limited in what was available. Getting to grips with the programming took a little time, but once I had it set up, recording a "show" for each song was extremely easy and up until about a month ago, the unit worked without any problem (contrary to what I had read in many reviews online about this unit. As this unit was on the road without a case for close to seven years, I am amazed at how it stood up to the abuse, while performing everything I asked of it. When the unit finally needed to be repaired I decided to order a new one and am awaiting delivery of my second LC2412 from Thomann at the moment.