One of the reasons why software synthesizers are so popular isn’t just due to their convenience. Many people would love to own hardware synths, but unfortunately just don’t have enough money.
While it is true that nothing could ever truly compare to owning your very own vintage analog synth, this is unfortunately not an option for many people. Instead, they have to make do with soft synths that offer digital recreations of actual synthesizers.
This month, we have a very exciting giveaway for our readers - courtesy of UVI. This is your chance to get a complete sound collection of 50 instruments, 111 drum machines, and over 7,000 hand-crafted presets - all created using the original synthesizers.  Ten lucky winners will receive the Vintage Vault 2 software bundle, which currently sells for $599, but will actually give you closer to $2,600 in value.
These days a lot of people think of synthesizer performances as someone lurking behind a computer and just clicking away with a mouse. However, there are still musicians who favor hardware synths over soft synths, which makes for much more interesting and impressive live performances.
Suzane Ciani agreed to an interview and we chat about her career, her favorite synths, her successes in the advertising industry, the film that was recently made about her life and much more.  We had so much to talk about, it was impossible to summarize it all in one article, so we have been posting the interview in parts.  This is part 3, the last part of the interview.
If you love vintage synthesizers and have enough money to never worry about an empty wallet or bank account, then you could obviously build up quite a formidable collection. Unfortunately, for most people this isn’t feasible as synths are expensive and you can only stretch your budget so far.
There is a wealth of information available online for anyone interested in vintage synthesizers, which might make it seem that books about the topic is redundant. However, if you are one of those people who prefer a nice book in your bookshelf instead of just another bookmark in your browser, there are plenty of options available.
Suzane Ciani requires no introduction. A five-time Grammy nominee and Indie Music Awards Winner, Ciani has been one of the pioneers in the world of electronic music.  She agreed to an interview and we chat about her career, her favorite synths, her successes in the advertising industry, the film
Snowy weather, cozy fireplaces, candlelit dinners and plenty of mistletoe; these are the things that we commonly associate with the festive season. It is also a time for eating too much, spending too much and being bombarded with “Christmas” music at every turn.
Suzane Ciani requires no introduction. A five-time Grammy nominee and Indie Music Awards Winner, Ciani has been one of the pioneers in the world of electronic music.  She agreed to an interview and we chat about her career, her favorite synths, her successes in the advertising industry, the film
To many people, synthesizers are anonymous with the science fiction genre, such as Blade Runner and more recently, Ex Machina. However, the out-of-this-world sounds that synths are capable of producing has also featured prominently in some classic horror movies.
Objectivity can be very hard for a hobby such as vintage synths due to the amount of money and passion that is involved.
The synth-laden opening track for the Netflix hit, Stranger Things, is a great showcase of how these instruments can set the mood for a television show.
Anyone can coax some form of music out of a vintage synthesizer, but making it sound good is a different matter entirely. While there are plenty of suggestions for newcomers in regards to what synths would be a good investment, there are also a few that require extra effort to really master.
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