Originally Posted by stateofflux
yea i heard the price is going down with them........the micron is good ( i own one)...but i would'nt recommend it to someone starting out...The screen is too small (big major negative imo)...very tough to edit a synth with 3 oscillators, a rake of filters and a bout 200 parameter options with a screen thats smaller than a packet of juicy fruit........i know you can get computer interface but you should'nt have to in the first place.,........i actually find the korg prophecy easier to program! god i love the prophecy....some things on it have'nt been matched since.....
I've thought of getting a micron or ion before but it just never happened, I think I will get an Ion some day when I have the funds. I got a prophecy a while back and it just didn't click with me at all. Couldn't get into programming it cos I didn't find it enjoyable to play with.
Sometimes you just don't click with a synth. I think I prefer more immediate hands on control. But to answer the OP, my first synth was a JP8000 and I found alot of fun to learn on and program, I did eventually sell it on but I thoroughly enjoyed using it when I had it. So that would be my reccomendation, you could probably pick one up now for 400 or so.