I'm a guitar player looking for something I can create soundscapes n' stuff with to play guitar along with. I don't want to make beats but want drums. I've been looking watching videos of the Roland MC GrooveBox series and JU, Maschine MK stuff, Akai MPC, some Behringer synths (and will continue to research) but I thought I'd ask for assistance from my bros. Wants: Stand-alone unit. I don't want it to need to connect to a computer to function. Must include drums Synth type soundscapes can be created/stored for jamming along Not too big, desktop style. I'm not sure if I'd be better off with a small keyboard workstation type (Roland JU series) device or a pad type device (Akai MPC Live). Will both create the same types of sounds aside from hitting/holding pads vs. actually playing keys? I'm thinking around the $300 to $600 range... $1000 max, you know, TGP! Thanks much!