While Nicky Romero uses mostly software to produce, he still owns some great hardware synths. He says "I'd like to use the Virus B more for basses, synth FX and some vocoding like I did on my new track Generation303!"
"This is a hardware synth which was made in 1999 with a 24 note polyphony and amazing oscillators, from 2 to 3 per voice. I use this mainly for the creation of lead sounds and occasionally for atmospheric pad sounds. This synth is essential because it never really creates the same sound twice so you are always creating something new."more
I sold it and don't regret it. It did have it's uses, and sometimes I wish I had it again, then I remember the trance pads and supersaw leads and why I didn't love it. Maybe it would be good if I wiped out the entire patch memory and started from scratch. The effects were great.
If I were a trance producer I would love it.