I did experiment with the keyboard triggering it but the veloc. sensitivity seemed to be a bit all or nothing and just felt a bit weird using keys. I think I'm gonna get a maschine mikro mk2 for the short term, because it's cheap and the pads are supposed to be nice, then get a push at some point.
I have been playing with the Perfourmer all afternoon. Probably not the best synth for a beginner (me) but sounds great. Got some weird acid sounds and some fm bass out of it.
Then I made a recording of a storm with the noise gates :D