Yes, "the gates of dream" of the adolescent that I was in the summer of 1981.
Ah! I have fantasies about how this little device that would open the gates of dreams: record and mix our music, finally realized our little musical world inside ...
Teens today do not realize in our time where almost everything is possible from a mouse click, how the simple act of registering authority at home, on several tracks, was then magical and wonderful!
So yes, it blows, there is no dBX (if memory serves) as models to come, but it worked very well, and that was the beginning of a long adventure ... that still continues!