As part of our lookbacks at the Best of 2015, we’ve reviewed reader polls for the best new synths, best new software synths, best new mobile music apps and more. Here’s a look at the most hotly debated synth stories of 2015. Some of our stories generate way more discussion than others, usually because they… Read More Synthtopia’s 10 Most Discussed Stories Of 2015
We’re wrapping up our look back at Best of 2015 poll results with a look at the best new synth modules of 2015. For the modular synth category, we let readers nominate the best new synths modules of the year and then vote on them. It’s clear that readers were impressed with the Mutable Instruments line, voting the… Read More The 10 Best New Synth Modules Of 2015
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… Read More The 10 Best New Synthesizers Of 2015
Best of 2015: We asked and you voted, choosing Spectrasonics Omnisphere – by a wide margin – as the Best New Desktop Software Synth Of 2015. Omnisphere was already an extremely powerful synth. But with Omnisphere 2, Spectrasonics amps up everything, bringing new synthesis capabilities, an improved interface, a better arpeggiator, 25 new effects and a massive… Read More The Best New Desktop Software Synths Of 2015
Best of 2015: We asked and you voted on the Best New Mobile Music Apps of 2015. Synthtopia readers picked Olympia Noise Co’s Patterning Drum Machine as the best new mobile music app of 2015. Patterning could be the poster child using mobile devices for music, pairing polyrhythmic + polymetric power with a great UI and an surprisingly… Read More The Best New Mobile Music Apps Of 2015
Best of 2015: We asked and Synthtopia readers voted – and you chose Ableton Live as the Best Desktop DAW of 2015. Ableton Live is followed by Logic Pro, in second place. New DAW on the block Bitwig Studio took third place. Check out the top 10 list below!
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… Read More The 10 Most Interesting Synth Introductions Of 2015
As part of our end-of-year, Best of 2015 round-up, we’re running a variety of reader polls. For the modular synth category, we let readers nominate their picks for the best new synth module of the year. We’re including individual modules, introduced in the last year, that are designed with the primary purpose of being part of… Read More What’s The Best New Synth Module Of 2015? (Reader Poll)
We’re running a variety of readers polls this month to pick the Best of 2015. The modular synth category poses a unique challenge, though; there are so many different modules introduced in 2015! Because of this, we’re letting readers nominate the choices this year for Best Synth Module of 2015. The module should be an individual… Read More Open Mic: Nominate Your Choice For The Best Synth Module Of 2015!
Best of 2015: 2015 has been a great year for hardware synths and mobile music apps, but it’s also seen the release of many major new software synths and samplers. Here’s a round-up of some of the most interesting new software synths and virtual instruments of 2015. Check them out and then vote for the… Read More Reader Poll: What’s The Best New Desktop Software Synth Of 2015?