Aaron writes: "My daughter likes the volume and tempo knobs and buttons on her 1980 Yamaha Portasound better than the mini keys, but she tends to pull the knobs off. Same with my electric piano, though its few knobs are more tug-resistant. I'm reluctant to let her play my relatively fragile X-Station, so I am looking for a synth keyboard that will let her tweak away without choking hazard.
Requirements: Tough knobs that can withstand tugging and teeth, built in speakers since cords are for yanking and chewing, an arpeggiator and/or rhythm generator so she can get her groove on. The cheaper the better, but if it is something that she can grow up with, we might be able to spend more." Obviously the perfect solution would be a Cybersongosse, apart from the cheap bit. Any more sensible suggestions? (The picture shows my son Alex rocking the Alesis Ion at 18 months)