I’ve got a few Elektron machines, and a 6U Eurorack system, but at the moment I find myself almost exclusively using my Juno 106. The Juno is so basic, and it’s pretty fucked up and broken, but still, I love the ‘immediacy’ of the interface, and how it feels like there’s absolutely no barrier between myself and the sound design.
This is an aspect of synths I’ve never really put much importance in before. I’ve always looked for complexity and programming power. But now I’m thinking that maybe I’ve had it wrong, and that I should seek out other synths that give me this totally unmediated access to music making.
Does anyone else feel the same way? What synths do you think are similar to the Juno in that respect? Are there synths that manage to combine that immediacy with an original or interesting architecture?