Hello all, I am originally a guitar player who has fallen in love with electronic music. I purchased a TR-707 about a year ago and loved it. For the past 6 months or so I have been making music with Ableton Live's built in sounds (Using my computer mouse and keyboard, inputting the notes manually). And now, I want to make the jump to a full analog synthesizer.
Now here is the thing: I am not a keyboard player. I want a synthesizer akin to the MC-202, in which I can manually program the length of each note (16th notes, 8th notes, etc) accurately, without having to rely on the playing skills of my hands at all. With that said, the MC-202 is a little out of my price range. I have found the Novation Bass Station II. It seems that it sounds great, and it is just completely loaded with features and sound possibilities. What I basically want to know, is... when using a synthesizer like the Bass Station II, is there any way to operate it as accurately as something like the MC-202? Or does it rely fully on your own physical ability and accuracy to play? Would I rely on Ableton Live to sequence things accurately?