#1
Hey everyone,

I've decided on getting a synth pretty soon and i wana get one in the 500-600 USD range (that amounts to quite a lot in my currency). Could you guys point me towards some models ?
My only two requirements (and keep in mind I've barely ever even touched a synth) would be:
a) Can make guitar sounds n' stuff like that
b) It would be awesome if i could could play samples from my computer on it, or would i need a sequencer for that kind of thing.

Cheers and sorry for the poor writing, its kinda late here.
#2
Look for used stuff. Synth technology moves really fast, people are always selling old stuff.

And hate to break it to you, but 500-600 USD isn't that much when buying instruments.
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#3
You could try playing with some free computer synthesizers. All you need is a USB MIDI keyboard, which runs about $80 for an entry level model. ZynAddSubFX, amSynth, and Fluidsynth together make quite a comprehensive library of sounds, and they're all free.

Hardware is always better than software though. Don't get a MicroKORG. They are awful. You can't even shape your own sounds on it. I'd save up a few more hundred dollars and get a Korg RADIAS. But vintage stuff is really good and sometimes cheaper. Check out some pawn shops.
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#4
One word. Analog embedded.
Meaning it really adds a lot if it is touch sensitivy, has a pitch wheel (I'm a fan!) and other such funny stuff.