What's the best VST/AU plugin synth in the world today?

So many synths but which to choose
So many synths... but which to choose?

A year is a long time time in the world of music software. Since we last asked you to vote for your favourite VST/AU plugin synth, the market has continued to expand, making competition for places in your DAW's rack fiercer than ever.

Which brings us to 2016's poll, which we're kicking off right here and right now. Last year's list was topped by Xfer Records' Serum (something that was noted by none other than Kanye West, it would seem), and that's sure to be a contender again this time around.

But it's unlikely to have things all its own way. There are plenty of well-established soft synth heavyweights that could take the crown, and the past 12 months have seen some eye-catching and ear-grabbing new releases, too.

Ultimately, and democratically, the decision is yours. Place your vote below, and look out for the results in a couple of weeks.