Hi, I want to move away from a software-only creative solution, and integrate a couple of hardware elements to complement what I already have. I'm thinking about getting one analog synth and one drum module. I don't have much space to spare, so I don't want to get a synth with full keyboard. There are a lot of new products that seem to offer what I am after, and I am hoping that those of you, enlightened ones, that have been doing this for a while, could generously advise me on the best pieces of gear on the market today. What I need: a synth with lots of knobs and tactile interface, a fat sound, and probably a built-in step sequencer (not 100% necessary): I want to be able to grab knobs and switches and be able to quickly create sounds, noises, sequences. Full MIDI implementation so that I can interact with it from my DAW. Something that allows me to create some interesting sound design type of stuff too... a drum module with built-in step sequencer, a great rhythmic feel, and a great sound set. Something modern sounding. not sure that I want to be stuck with TR-808 sounds only. Would NI Maschine be a good bet for this? I want to be able to quickly create percussion tracks and FXs, without spending hours going through sound banks, and need a user-friendly interface to quickly sculpt the sounds. A plus would be pads that are responsive and velocity sensitive, in order to create dynamic stuff. Looking also to be able to load kits that are instantly reminiscing of contemporary popular genres. I am good at drum programing, but not necessarily hip to the latest trends when it comes to sounds. Overall, I don't want to spend more than $1,500 for the two combined, but would appreciate suggestions, even if they are beyond that price range... Thank you so much!