very neat, solid knob disposition, great angled panel .
if it had 37 keys i'd buy one in an instant, if only to use it as a midi controller. that alone would justify the price.
unfortunately placing another keyboard infront of it would absolutely kill that setup....and would force you to move the SP to the side.
25 keys no good for me...chords are a PITA and you can't even pull out a decent melody without octave shifting. big mistake by moog to go for full sized keys when they could have gone for 37 micro keys.
an eventual rack version might interest me....although i need a controller NOW. so although i see nothing of satisfaction out there , by next week i need to make a choice...
I'm a guitarist with limited keyboard skills so 25 keys suits me fine for the desk. As much as it might've been nice to have at least a 32 key SP, I think Moog made the right decision. Its one of the most compact synths moog's made so far, which is pretty much perfect for a small home studio. 37 keys would probably have increased the price & I think Moog wanted to make the SP an affordable (for a Moog) synth.
A 37 Key knobby midi controller would be an ideal size for the desktop, Its a pity Arturai didn't add a 37 to the keylab lineup. I know they've only got 16 knobs but bank 2's only a very quick button click away.
Not big mistake by moog, but... too bad for YOU! You do realise that there are a lot of people out there that don't like micro keys? (me included)
My most knobby synth is a Microwave XT, and it's just too awesome for me to degrade it to a midi controller. (same thing for the Moog)
I see the option to use the SP as a midi controller as an enhancement, although it would be degrading to use it as a midi controller exclusively
. Which I definitely have no intention of doing