The 10 Best New Synthesizers Of 2015

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As part of our look back at the Best of 2015, we asked readers to vote on the best new synthesizers of 2015.

With thousands of votes cast, Synthtopia readers made a clear choice, selecting the Dave Smith Instruments Sequential Prophet 6 as the best new synth of 2015.

The Prophet-6 combines the best qualities of the original Prophet-5 – true voltage-controlled oscillators, filters, and amplifiers – with modern effects, a polyphonic step sequencer, an arpeggiator and more.

The Moog Mother 32 – semi-modular all-in-one synth that works standalone or in a Eurorack system – took the next spot, And Korg’s reissue of the ARP Odyssey took third place.

Check the full results below, to see the 10 best new synths of 2015, as chosen by Synthtopia readers. And let us know what you think of the synths introduced in 2015! Continue reading

Synthesizers.com Intros Moog Expansion Systems

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Modular synth manufacturer Synthesizers.com has introduced a new line of Moog Expansions Systems – preconfigured cabinets of synth modules that are designed to complement vintage or modern Moog Modular systems.

The Expansion Systems are made up of Synthesizers.com modules, which are physically compatible with the classic Moog Unit (MU) form factor, but are modern module designs. Many of the modules offer features not found in the Moog systems, like MIDI control and quantizing.

The modern Moog Modular systems differ by using Moog’s original designs and ‘new old stock’ (NOS) parts. As a result, the systems are effectively reissues of the originals.   Continue reading