1- What is the MOST you could spend?
2- Is there a more powerful choice just over your budget? If so, save a little more!
$100 extra, not more. I'm already stretched
3- What type of music are you going to make?
new wave, also some classic 90s dance and some heavy drum and bass
4- Is a Keyboard a priority or would a rack do?
5- Are you prepared for repair bills? If not then DO NOT buy a Vintage unit.
Looking for a new unit eventually second hand one but still a recent generation
6- Is the synth you are looking at capable of been expanded?
Yes, like SD card slot or some USB connection
7- Are there more features than you need, if so this is GOOD!!!
If it's a workstation then yes
8- Read as many REVIEWS as possible, these are not always as subjective as personal views.
These are really varied, I have noticed.
9- TRY one out, not always possible, but you can HIRE stuff you know!
I tried a couple of synths, from crap wannabe models to some high end stuff. Hire stuff ? That would be great because I don't like staff behind my back thinking I'm going to destroy this thing
10- Dont think that a new synth will cure your musical faliures.
Nah, synth is a another step for me, I love these things
12- Have you already got this type of synth in your set up? Do you need another?
I have a Roland digital piano, not bad and sounds great for its age especially if compared with current 'cheap and good' models