I really want to get my hands on the Akai Miniak (or Alesis Micron, they're the same thing pretty much), but I'm debating between it and the Korg R3.
The Miniak is cheaper and has more multi-timbral parts, and seems to have more features than the R3. I also like its sound better. The Miniak also has drum sequencing and semi-weighted keys.
In regards to menu-diving, I don't mind having to deal with slow patch programming.
I mainly produce electro house, progressive house, and trance.
Which synth is better?