I'm interested in either the Jupiter 8v or the CS80v, but first I want to know how you guys play these soft synths? Is an external keyboard what you mean by midi controller?
I had some hardware synths in the eighties (Juno 6 Casio CZ1000, Roland D50, Kawai K1 or was it K11? ) and after a looong lay-off am only beginning to catch up with what is available musically on a PC.
From reading a few posts here it sounds like these software synths are not so easy to set-up for external playing. Does some sort of usb connection unit come with a keyboard and what is a good smaller keyboard to use when travelling? Or can a laptop's keys be configured to operate different notes?
But if it is too technical to acheive I'd be struggling.
Hope you can help me get up to speed in this area