As we approach the end of 2016, it feels wrong to still be talking about a hardware synth 'revival'. There was a time, just a few years ago, when new physical electronic instruments had all but given way to software ones, but these days, more seem to arrive every month.
We've seen some fine new synths over the past 12 months. Some are analogue and others digital; some will fit in your pocket and are available for little more than the cost of a night out, while others will set you back a month's wages or more.
Which of them, though, deserves to be crowned the best of 2016? We've drawn up a shortlist, but it's up to you to pick a winner by voting below.
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