So I recently purchased a Digitone Keys that I absolutely love, and I was looking to pair an analog synth to it to expand voice count and tonal pallet. I also have a Model : Samples as well, but I plan on upgrading to an Octatrack at some point because I’d like to sample my synths, utilize the arranger, and use it as a looper for my guitar and a host of other things. I envision it as being a self contained OTB rig to write whole songs with.
My question is: Would the A4 be a bad choice / redundant if one has a octatrack and digitone? I figure I could sound design with any analog synth and sample it to the octatrack, then use the digitone keys as a controller for any polyphonic sequencing and playing with the fantastic keyboard. So what would the benefits of the A4 be over, say, a Novation Peak or Prophet Rev2? Is it worth getting it for it’s own built in sequencer and song mode? Am I better off getting an analog synth that has more voices or are there other multitimbral synths out there I should be looking at?