Originally Posted by xmissacidx
i was thinking of starting off with something like this.
I have an original MS-20 and MS-10 that I got far too long ago for a really nice price. While I love them both, and I would never sell them, I don't think either would be my if-I-could-only-have-one-piece-of-kit-on-an-island choice. The basses can be great (although they're always going to be thinner than anything produced with a 24 db filter), the leads can be nice (the square wave is very pleasant- Zomby used it a lot in Dedication I think), and you can get a lot of great sound effects, but some me, they just don't have the same oomph that some of my other synths have.
I'd go to the store if I were you and try out a Moog LP or SubPhatty, minibrute, DSI mopho, and MS-20. Personally I'd rather have the DSI or Moog. For some reason they just sound better in mixes to me. That's not to say that that the MS-20 isn't a great little synth. I'd just start with something else.