I do want an analog synth to complement the digital sounds that I have right now. I feel like I need more analog in my mix.
I just know that whenever I record a non-digital instrument, it just sits in a different place in the mix- I think when a lot of people say that digital can replicate or even replace analog , they mean that it 'sounds' like it, but i find that it just doesn't sit in the same place in the mix. I was comparing the sound of my real piano to some software pianos, and even though the software piano sounded technically better, clearer and I would even say more like a recorded piano note for note, but when it came to recording it, the digital piano sat too close, if you know what I mean, and the real piano was further back- it's kind of hard to explain, and probably also due to the condensor mic that I was using. Anyway, I don't think an analog synth will make as much difference as that, but as a guitarist, I know the difference between the sound of a valve amp and a transistor one, and this is the same really isn't it.