Chances are that anyone making use of software synthesizers will already be very familiar with Daichi Laboratory's Synth1.

Most people will know Jon Benjamin for his voice acting as Archer on the animated series of the same name or Bob Belcher from Bob's Burgers.

There's still a few days left on the Blipblox After Dark Synthesizer IndieGoGo campaign, but it has already soared past its funding goal thanks to more than 200 backers.

The cheaper cost is often a big motivation for musicians to pick software synthesizers over hardware, but space can also be a big motivation to do so.

Mobile virtual synthesizers and digital audio workstations have come a long way and these days it's not unusual to see people using them when out and about.

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