I’m young and only recently got into synthesizers (as in like three years ago?) and my first synth was an MS2000. Great synth, though now its audio output doesn’t work and I use it as a MIDI controller.
Anyway, when I got my first Elektron boxes (MD (now sold) and MnM) it just all immediately made sense. Sure wrapping my head around some elektron workflow concepts was a bit of a curve, but nothing left me scratching my head wondering “who the hell designed this shit?”
It all just makes sense.
And yeah the fact that most other synths/samplers/drum machines don’t have p locks honestly is a deal breaker for me. I’m lightly considering a nice and simple mono synth like that BS101, but any" big, spendy" items just make me think “what’s the point?” or “I have software that already does this” (arturia, serum)
I hope to fix and then sell my ms2k and pickup an AK. Then literally my only hardware units will be Elektron. Just kinda makes sense to me. It also seems badass to have someone walk into my studio, and the only synth hardware they see is Elektron. But I’m probably just a dork