Composer Ty Unwin On His Moog Modular System 55

Composer Ty Unwin, who’s best known for his extensive credits composing for television documentaries and series, recently took delivery of one of the new Moog System 55 modular synthesizers.

In this video, Unwin shares his thoughts on his new synth, the role for 5U modular synths in electronic music studios and why there’s a place for the Ferraris or Lambourghinis of the synth world.  Continue reading

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