Hi guys, I am currently playing in a cover pop band and I'm looking for a portable synth to have more musical possibilities when I play electro-dance-pop stuff aka stuff that is harder to emulate on a bass. I also want this synth to be portable and my budget is 600$ max. My primary use for this synth is off course, bass sounds but versatility is important too. If I'm going to buy a keyboard, why not use it for composition and other stuff too? I did my own research and came up with these: - MicroKorg, XL , XL+ - Novation mininova - Novation bass station II I tried the microkorgs and I am not sure if I really want to buy it. I'm not sure if I could get lot of sound possibilities for bass. The NBSII seems really cool but at the same time, it does not have versatility like the mininova. No vocoder, and no pads, and not polyphonic (i think?) So I was wondering, is there lot of possibilities to emulate good bass sounds on the mininova? Other than that, the mininova seems complete for it's price. If you have other suggestions, go for it!