Ive been producing for a couple of months and I just wanted to get some advice on some synths. I've been a piano man for about 12 years so I'm pretty good with keys, so I wouldn't mind buying an expensive synth. I also wanted to get a synth that not everyone's using right now because I'm willing to try new sounds. I started off with a microKorg and now I think I want to move on with some good string sounds, synths, electric bass, stuff like that. Would you guys recommend buying some VST's, synths, sound module??
I was also looking at the Roland JV-1080. I know its pretty old but its not that expensive and it seems like a good module to buy right away.
Also, do you guys know if The Neptunes uses real bass in their songs or do they use synths. I can't really tell when they do bass shots. I would love to know.
Anyways.. if you guys have any suggestions I would definitely appreciate the help.
By the way, I do mostly hip hop and R&B for beats.