Akai has updated SynthStation to version 3, completely addressing all of my criticisms! Chief among those was the fact that you had to navigate through menu after menu to try and change any of your patches. Now all synth parameters are on a single page!
Glorious knobs! This is so much easier to work with now, and the on-screen keyboard is accessible for testing your changes! I did encounter one bug in testing though; it won't let me rename presets. You are limited to 64 presets, so if you want to save your work you'll have to save over a factory preset.