Right, there is no midi, and even more frustratingly, no bpm readout of any sort. I currently use it as a metronome of sorts, instead of a straight ahead click. Just for solo rehearsal of different instruments at this point, but may use it as a quick and more interesting metronome for recording as well. It has to footswitch inputs which can be used to stop and start patterns and cycle patterns I believe. I think it is sort of meant for solo artist that want to add some simple percussion on the cheap to live shows.