Recently decided to change my setup, make it more OTB like. Sold everything I had apart from my Minilogue and bought a Digitakt. I feel I am missing an important element though, a piece of equipment that would be the main source for my sounds and started looking for a do-it-all synth. Now, I am guessing some of you already cringed as there is no synth that does it all. But I was never a synth/piano player so “all” for me would be very basic stuff for others.
I started looking at some synths but I was baffled with all the choices (analogue, digital, rom players, what not) and the prices to be honest. Therefore, I thought of asking more experienced synth users what they would suggest getting to upgrade my compositions.
A few considerations before you make your suggestions:
My music is ambient, downtempo, with lots of symphonic stuff and melodies and I have a preference for “organic”, rich sounds, you know, with life in them.
I like tweaking a lot and adjusting presets to my liking (not so experienced with sound design from scratch).
I have a budget of about 500€ OR I can sell my Minilogue and reach 900€ if my new synth will be able to reproduce those sounds and will be as fun to play with.
Thanks for your time.