I seem to recall some interest on this forum regarding Kawai's new MP8 controller. I finally made contact with the US product manager and he confirmed that the unit will be brought to the States (after the EMEA release) in approximately 2 months. Great news. I'm heading to Europe next week on business and plan to check one out given that they are shipping there. If anyone is as interested as I am in this unit, drop me a private message and I'll let you know what I find.