Ok I am starting my decision phase for this quite early, will decide in march or even later, but it can't hurt to collect opinions and ideas already now.
I'm looking for a reliable, polyphonic, easy tweakable analog synthesizer for less than 1000 Euros.
I narrowed it down to these 2, the Juno 60 and the Perfourmer (mk1).
I am aware these 2 are quite different machines to compare, but still:
The most important factor for me is that I like the general sound, because this should be my main synth, my signature synth if you wanna call it that.
Right, before I am getting to the Juno 60 and the Perfourmer, let me explain why I rejected other popular alternatives:
Tetra / Prophet: I have a Mopho Keyboard, so a Tetra or a Prophet would actually be a rather obvious choice for me. Just, with it, I wouldn't get a new sound character into my setup. Also, I'd miss the chance to get a vintage synth or a more tweakable synth.
Andromeda: Too expensive for me at the moment. I have dreamed of this synth for long, but I want to keep it as a highlight achievement for a later occasion, so there is something big to look forward to over one or 2 years.
JX3P: I have watched loads of youtube videos. Sure, you can't judge a synth alone by hearing it on youtube, but I guess a youtube-youtube comparison is legit. And there, I can say, I really don't like its character.
Jupiter 4 or a Yamaha CS model would be a dream, but could easily turn into a nightmare in terms of reliability and fixing I guess?
I'd also like to rule out any other synth with too few or too many knobs/sliders, I like the clear and accessable structure of the Juno 60, and the arrangement of knobs on the perfourmer.
So what's left in my book are the Juno 60 and the Perfourmer.
What I like about the Juno 60:
The sound touches me like hardly any synthesizer I heard (on youtube).
I love the design of the keyboard and its interface.
It's vintage, but still affordable and not hard to find.
It has keys
What I like about the Perfourmer:
It would fit nicely with a DRM1 mk3 (on my list too)
I like the colourful knobs (hence only the mk1 made my list)
I can use it in a rack
It's rather new, so probably more reliable / stable
So now, I'm asking you guys. By what criteria should I make my decision?
Which one would you get if you were me, and why?