so... i picked up a nord lead 3 keys and blofeld desktop fairly cheap. so far due to other things taking my time, i have really only had time to play around on the nord. originally a classical piano player, and the keybed on the nord is really bothering me. i would like to get a hammer weighted digital piano type board as i no longer have access to an actual piano. thing is, ideally i would like to minimise additional expenses - logically this means selling something. so my question is - which would you keep out of the two that i have?
i'm trying to consider everything, including the interface (the nord is absolutely amazing for this, but the blofeld is also not too bad for what it is, from what i have seen so far). the thing that really kills it for me with the nord is the keybed - unweighted and only 4 octaves, which i didn't think would bother me as much when i first got it. the pitch stick is amazing, although having never really played "lead" type keyboard, i mainly use it for humanistic vibrato. i love the crystal "polite" finessed clean sheen of the nord, particularly for those wide smooth lush ambient pads. i love the "metal in a glass jar" character of the blofeld (only way i can think of to describe it
), and i love its pads too but i haven't been able quite as much spaciousness so far when compared to the nord (the unison on the nord really helps here but i'm wondering if this is a gimmicky feature i will grow tired of and could be accomplished elsewhere anyway?).
as far as my ability/knowledge goes, i would say that i understand the basics of synthesis and i understand the theory of how it works/what happens when you modulate x with y etc (from taking some classes many years ago at university), but i haven't had much actual hands on experience since then.
music i'm into is ambient - both soundscape/evolving pad/drone type stuff, but also artists like solar fields and carbon based lifeforms.
any suggestions would be much appreciated, i simply don't have enough time yet with either of these two instruments, or the hands on experience with synthesis