The micro Korg is a good call for starters. You can get some great sounds out of it and
don't be put off by the dinky keys..MIDI is your friend here! Another route you could take
would something like an EMU Orbit or Planet Phatt.http://www.vintagesynth.com/emu/orbit.phphttp://www.vintagesynth.com/emu/phatt.php
The Orbits can
usually be had fairly cheaply but the 'Phatt is a rarer beast. They are 1u rack-mount with
16 part multitimbrality and as they are ROM based they are stuffed full of editable
sounds. If you fancy something newer how about the Korg Micro X?http://www.korg.co.uk/products/pro_keyboard/microx/pk_microx.asp
I've got one and again its stuffed full of quality Korg sounds old and new.(for
your sort of style the M1 Organ springs to mind. THE house/garage organ bass sound. I
recommend reading a review to see how much it does. They are within budget but only just.
You will get more bang for your buck with the Micro X compared to the MicroKorg but you
pay more. It might be an idea to hang back on the MicroKorg. They are ten a penny and will
surely come down in price even further.
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