I'm getting into production and song writing, and want a proper synth to learn on. I've played around with VSTs, but I don't feel very engaged with them - I don't feel like I can play them like an instrument. I have a Korg Volca Keys, which is excellent, but I feel I've reached the limits of what it can do sound-wise.
I've been looking at stuff like the Bass Station II, Minilogue/Monologue and the Roland Boutique series. Do you guys have any recommendations for a synth with loads of knobs that I can really get to grips with synthesis on?
Edit: my budget would be around £500