I'm afraid, I won't be able to afford this Nord... which has beautiful look, a simply red |
About more Korgs, microKorg is kinda small... and other small Korgs seem to be relatively expensive
I couldn't find Korg MS2000 either, MS2000B seem to be really cool as a upgraded version
And I should mention this fact, it has to be new, not second hand one, it will be a birthday gift, so I have to stick with.
I know, I am probably missing out much but that's how it is...
It's really too bad that it has to be new, but it's not the end of the world either.
If you're interested in the Korg synths, I used to own a MS2000 (the MS2000B is exactly the same), and I've had a lot of experience with the MicroKorg. Don't let the size of the microKorg fool you! It does have a great sound (plus the Vocoder feature of the MS2000). If you ever want to, you can plug a bigger keyboard into the MicroKorg via MIDI.
Another keyboard you might like: the Alesis ION's little brother, the Micron. I hear it's a little involved to program, but it's got the same sound engine as the Alesis ION, which I used to own as well. Not so great for pad sounds, but for the price, you'll get a machine that does wonderful bass and lead sounds.
Just curious: what is your price range? THe Micron and microKorg are both about $400, and I don't think you can go much lower for a polyphonic synth for what you're looking to do. Perhaps if these are still to expensive you might keep saving until you can get something that's gonna satisfy your needs?
Enough of my rant.