I was always dubious about DAWS and soft synths. I bought the Arturia Minimoog soft synth, to see if it was any good. The sounds were good, but I didn't like controlling the knobs with a mouse. I gave up on it, so am a fan of real knobs and real keys. Thank goodness real synths are coming back strong. The only mono synth I have is the Korg MS2000B, which is much overlooked, but does a lot.