For most synth owners the thought of their precious equipment ever leaving the studio is not a very pleasant one.

There can be no doubt that digital audio workstations have come a long way since the early efforts by Soundstream, Sonic Solutions and OSC. In fact, it has reached a point where impressive results can be achieved using the software on your phone. Having a DAW in the palm of your hand is incredibly useful, but you are still left with the dilemma of which ones to choose.
A while ago we took a closer look at six of the weirdest synths that were ever made, but it turns out that the rabbit hole goes even deeper. As if it wasn't bad enough that many analogue synths contain enough cables and wires to cause someone suffering from an ekrixiphobic panic attack, many designers took things even further.
If you spend time with fans of vintage synthesizers there are a couple of brands and models that will always be mentioned. These are the synths that have stood the test of time and many of them have a place of honor in the collections of synth fans. Unfortunately, in many cases, the popularity or scarcity of these synths also means that adding them to your own collection can be very expensive. The good news is that many manufacturers have begun cashing in on the popularity of these synthesizers by releasing modern versions of them.

There is a common belief with software synths that you can either have a professional synth or you can have one that is simple to use.

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