Apologies in advance for the dull question. I'm seeking some buyer's advice. I've currently got a Roland Juno 6, Korg MS-2000 and Teenage Engineering OP-1 as hardware synthesisers, as well as an Akai MPC-1000 that I use mostly for music.
I'm looking to possibly shore up my ability to generate more complex timbres and textures in hardware. I can probably afford to spend up to around AUD$2000 (similar to USD), and I prefer to buy secondhand things.
I know there's a lot of talk of recorders and plugins, but I haven't been able to find much synth advice in other threads. What are your indispensables, or recommendations within that vague price range?
I much prefer to have hands-on control of as much as possible. The main things that have crossed my radar to date are the Waldorf Blofeld, Access Virus Ti Polar (if I can ever find a used one), a small modular system (Analogue Solutions Telemetry or similar), Elektron Analog Four, Studiologic Sledge or (though not a synth, but for processing and sample manipulation) Elektron Octatrack.
Do you have any advice or other recommendations? I'm just looking for a diverse and somewhat affordable machine that will help me broaden my palette.
Thank you in advance!