2015 has been an amazing year for synth introductions – with major new synth lines from Roland, Yamaha and Korg; new modular synths, both big and small, from Moog and others; a new Prophet from Dave Smith Instruments; innovative new synths from smaller companies and hundreds of new synth modules.
Here are the 10 most interesting synth introductions of 2015, ranked according to what new synths the most Synthtopia readers chose to read about this year.
Check out the list – and then let us know what you think of the synths introduced in 2015!
#10 on the list is the Crudlabs Crudman – a monophonic Mellotron-like instrument, designed around a single cassette Walkman.
The Crudman, above, is based around a Walkman which has been elaborately hacked so that a tape of a looped or droning sound (or any other sound) can be precisely sped up or slowed down, via MIDI or 1v/octave CV, to accurately hit notes over a range of 3 octaves.
The Crudman can be used monophonically, or multiple Crudmans can be used polyphonically.