i Use the padKontrol as a midi controler in Reason more or less to trigger drum patterns or samples. I dont use it for much more than that so im not utilizing it to its full potential but its perfect for me because its a great size and fits easily in my workstation. The pads are very sensitive and can reach full velocity on only the corners which is great for creating accurate music the first time around.
It also has nice backlit pads that light up in use or show patterns if its just sitting around.
Highly recomend for a home or live musician!