I own a softstep 2 but I have used the Looptimus as well and they are both incredible. The thing I like about the softstep 2 is that I have way more buttons, and I can program them to do whatever I want. But you have to take the time to learn how to program it, which can be time consuming. I basically found a few templates on the Keith McMillen forums that people had shared and tried them, learned from them, and eventually after trial and error started to learn the language to get what I wanted. I found it kind of exciting!