What's the best hardware synth in the world today?

UPDATE: vote for your favourite keyboard, rack-mount or desktop instrument

You can have all the soft synths in the world (and we're sure that someone, somewhere actually has) but there's nothing quite like the look, feel and - yes, we'll say it - smell of a living and almost breathing hardware synth.

These aren't just plug-ins (although, confusingly, some can operate as such): they're standalone instruments to tweak, treasure and fall in love with.

Now, for the first time since 2010, we want you to vote for the best hardware synth in the world today. We've drawn up a shortlist based on your nominations: you can place your vote below.


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