you are right, 24dB basis first...probably Minitaur or Vermona Lancet (again)
yes, the price of new ms20 is insanely great!
a few weeks i had the SH09 in my studio, cosmetically great, but extremely dusty and noisy...didn't feel it was right for me, but it's a great synth for sure
still haven't decide if i want to sell my juno 60 for 1500e!
something is pulling me back, although it's a deal of the century!
Originally Posted by clusterchord
@Daniel and Lotus Voltage:
a 2 x 12dB/Oct. setup, in this case one a screaming sallen-key filter and other a fat warm state variable OTA filter, will sound their own thing in series combination, but absolutely different from a dedicated transistor ladder or Roland style BA662 24dB/Oct filter. different designs, different sounds. there's more to filters than number of poles.
further in order to emulate the a single 24dB synth with that combo, you need to feed both the same CV control from ENVs and LFOs etc.. gets complicated if you will need that on daily basis, and you basically need two synths for one sound.
to the OP, i would by all means second the suggestion Relis had, get something with meat n potates 24dB filter for bass and arpeggios... like Roland SH series, or minitaur first... that will complement SEM much better than MS, and you have two separate independent synth lines covering the basics from the get go.
as you said, maybe miniMS20 later for modularity and another flavor. the price is insane. hard to resist. honestly, all three together cost peanuts when you look at how much a minimoog or odyssey cost nowadays. these are absolutely great times to start a small analog setup (complemented by ITB stuff).
my 2 cents