~ Synthesizer's ... what's a good one, and why? ~
Lots to define in that, -- "good", "synthesizer", whom for and for what purpose? -- All good variables to consider too!
I've looked into the:
Korg MS-20 Mini Analog Monophonic Synth
Studiologic Sledge 2.0 Polyphonic Synthesizer (about 2x's price, but Polyphonic)
I can buy whatever I want, but have never believed the "best cost the most", -- ever. And, I'm not spending much more than the cost of the Studiologic for any first instrument I have no knowledge of as benefit of "owning", -- one learns much after the purchase.
The Korg appears to may have a learning curve and I don't want to disappear for 6 mo's -- however, it has a great rating for a analog Monophonic. (Seems like has a lot of support for use, learning.)
The Studiologic has many nice compromises it seems and I can "leave it out" in the house for others to play.
(We have a keyboard setup, but hard to justify the "space" for it if never diligently used, -- like the Cello I wound up making my own too for the same reason, --use. The Keys were leaned in a corner for holidays, and stays there now... just kills me anyway... )
So, -- I am not a "keyboard-ist" but can play keys... (as anyone who knows me, knows), and yet I wonder if motivated I may finally dive in, left/right handed, and even run the Bass/Guitar through it (to drive it) ... though seems as nothing more than a very BIG pedal in that regard since I only have two hands, -- so far. But, anyway, it looks like a great compositional instrument. Again, I do not need a new hobby and don't want another cupboard-instrument/device.
---- So, I was thinking maybe it may not be much more than what a "regular keyboard" offers, that I have already, -- with many voices for what I may use it for. -- Opinions?
I know we have formal music educators here whom I assume then, that means, they get exposed to "lots" of stuff like this and etc?
So, infer away from what I comment.
And, too, -- why does one buy a synthesizer (one can only listen to so many space sounds )?