Nothing beats new hardware to play around with, and fortunately, there are plenty of new and upcoming releases for synth enthusiasts to get excited about.
Wee Noise Makers has launched a Crowd Supply project to fund the creation of an open-source synthesizer, sequencer, and groove box called PGB-1.
Synth enthusiasts have a couple of new and upcoming releases available that cater to different demographics. Arturia has a new offering for softsynth fans looking for a tactile way to experience their favorite synths.
 The Swarm is not the only synthesizer-related Kickstarter to have recently succeeded.
One of the great things about the synthesizer space is that there are plenty of new releases that can slot into your old workflow or updates that can breathe new life into older hardware.
From new and upcoming releases to updates, there are plenty of things happening in the world of software synths and plugins. Here’s a quick roundup of what is new and interesting for people who prefer their synthesizers virtual.  
As we approach the second quarter of 2024, synthesizer enthusiasts have already experienced plenty of great releases. There are also plenty of upcoming hardware and software to get excited about, but for now, here is a roundup of notable releases that recently hit the market. 
 Online retailer Fanatical, known for selling games, books, and software in heavily discounted bundles, has announced its Plugins & Sounds: Music Making Easy Bundle. The bundle is available with three different price tiers featuring more than $300 worth of content.
Akai has announced the availability of the MPC Key 37, a dynamic standalone MPC desktop synthesizer. It features onboard sampling, plugin instruments, insert effects as well as Splice integration. 
The Bob Moog Foundation’s 2024 Winter Raffle is in full swing, and this time, one lucky winner will walk away with a Moog Source synthesizer. Not only has the synth been fully restored, but it also features Bob’s signature, making it a true collector’s item. 
After a great start to 2024 with the National Association of Music Merchants Show, synth enthusiasts were treated to plenty of exciting new announcements. Among these were a host of new hardware that is either available right now or will be soon.
The new year has barely begun, but already it is looking like it will be a big one for synthesizer enthusiasts. The 2024 NAMM show is being held in California, with more than 3000 brands showcasing their products. One of these brands is Korg, which is entering 2024 with scores of new releases.