I just purchased an Akai Synthstation 25. I’m more of a live instrument person than an electronic afficionado. Cello, flute, guitar, piano. Formal lessons in all of them for years. Sometimes painful, sometimes not. I’ve played in bands, orchestras, trios, live, recording, church, you name it. I’m not anywhere near being a professional, but I love music, and I love playing guitar and piano. Synthesizers and midi and cables and things that can possibly shock me make me wary.
However, this little midi controller that just arrived in the mail is immense fun. It’s just a slab of plastic and wires, but I can coax some pretty cool sounds out of it. I hooked it up last night for the first time and was able to hack together an interesting tune. Quick stuff. I’ll post a rough mix later.