I'm just wondering if anyone has good recommendations for compact hardware synths with separate knobs/sliders for oscillators, amplifiers, LFOs, etc. I want a very "quick to program" synth that isn't overly complex. I have a MicroKORG at the moment, but it's matrix is too cumbersome for me to deal with.
I'll also accept recommendations for desktop synths that have the same properties.
I've only looked at the Roland Gaia SH-01 at this point--it seems to be what I want. However, I'm also interested in older/used equipment to keep the price point down.
Thanks, in advance.
--- Edit Thanks to Very Good Question--
Monophonic is ok, poly would be better
MIDI for certain
At least 8 voice would be nice...
Price: < $500 if possible (used)
Presets and storing--not so worried about.
More want a synth to quickly model sounds for possible transfer over to a VST or more complicated synth later.