Basically I'm looking for a rackmount workstation with a good sequencer for live setup. I have no interest with using a computer on stage. I prefer all hardware. Basically want to use it for drums and bass. (which has better?)
Does anyone have any experience with either of these? Yamaha EX5r or Proteus 2500?
There doesn't seem to be very many rack workstations. From what I read, the Proteus has the better sequencer but there are next to no sound examples on the internet. I owned a Emu XL-1 and hated the sounds (regret selling it) Also, the Proteus is more expandable.
I have an AN1x and love it to death but have no experience with Yamaha workstations. I have messed around with them at GC and really like the sound. From what I've read though, Yamaha sequencers are difficult. I'm a lazy musician and prefer easy to use sequencers, like the Korg EM-1 (hated the drum sound or I would just get another one.
I'm sure I would be happy with the sound of either one of these so my main question is about the sequencer.
I understand this sight is mostly pure synth enthusiasts, but the knowledge of all keyboard related topics is far superior to other forums, and gets more replies.
So.....basically, which would you choose and why?
I'm not very particular, just can decide. Also, I know there are billions of analog rack sequencers but I want a workstation with pattern based recording to chain to makes songs. I do Depeche/New Order type stuff.
Or should I go for an M1r or 01r/w? Those seem more dated though.