Updated for 2011: The 20 best VST plug-in synths in the world today


VST plug-in synths (and AU/RTAS ones too, for that matter) are now part of the furniture when it comes to hi-tech music making, but it wasn't always this way. In fact, in 1999 they didn't even exist, which makes it all the more remarkable that the past decade has seen them become the dominant force in sound-making technology.