Just like any other hobby, one of the great things about being a synthesizer enthusiasts is being able to share your passion with other like minded people.

Some people might have the perception that synthesizers are purely the domain of male geeks who have the time and patience to endlessly experiment with the hardware. However, nothing could be further from the truth as over the years there has been many female synthesizer pioneers. Here are a few of the best:

Whether you grew up with the chiptune sounds of classic video games or missed this era, but love the style, it is now easier than ever before to create your own tunes in this genre.

In the first part of our article we took a look at games that featured music creation tools long before digital audio workstations were as commonplace as they are now.

These days if you want to create music with soft synths, you need to learn how to use a digital audio workstation.

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