After 9 years my Korg triton LE61 just gave up on me. It was the only hardware synth I had. I bought it along with the add on sampler. Cost me something like 1250 euro’s back then.
To continue working I now bought a M-audio oxygen49, waaaaay cheaper, but I had no money so.
But what do you know, the keys plays as comfortable and I have more heads on control with my DAW.
I stopped using onboard sounds on the Triton anyway the last years. VST’s are much more convenient in terms of total recall and I don’t have to record.
I didn’t expect it but I don’t miss it! The Oxygen does anything I need.
Fortunately I sampled every drumsound of the Korg, so I can still use those through groove agent.
And I have the software version of the outstanding effects. (mdx)
The only thing I miss is the aftertouch
What midikeyboards do you use for your VST instruments.
And who is still using hardware synths like the motif and Triton?