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I’ve owned my iDR-32 for four years, and I’ve always used the Editor without a surface.

With the Editor, some tasks are a challenge — among other niggles, quick, multi-fader grabs are impossible without a DCA or group, tap tempo is unreliable and there’s no easy way to do a “key listen” on the dynamics — but every time I try to justify the cost of acquiring even the least-expensive surface, the R72, I can’t do it.

If you have even a passing understanding of personal computers, my feeling is that you’ll get along with the Editor and no surface.