Doing your sound-design in the box is fine, but there's something about getting hands-on with real knobs, buttons and sliders. And if money were no object, well, the possibilities would be endless, wouldn't they?
Which is why us synth nerds will always lust ofter those things that are, possibly, just out of our reach. Whether you can afford them or not, the release of a big 16-voice polysynth is going to set tongues wagging, and 2018 has seen its fair share.
Yep, high-end hardware synthesizers are alive and well, as evidenced by the list below. So get your vote on and tell us which one should be the winner...
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