Synthesizers

NEW for 2019: - Check out the newest synths released for 2019, the Korg Minilogue XD, Korg Volca Modular, and Korg Volca Drum.

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Synths fall in to many categories. Workstations and arrangers are capable of allowing a musician to create an original, finished piece of music. Workstations build tracks up in a linear way using a sequencer and so do some arrangers, but they also use intros, fills, variations and endings to build the piece in different parts. Workstations feature onboard arpeggios and loops, while arrangers have onboard styles. The latter type of pro keyboard is preferred by many musicians for playing live, but this does not necessarily mean it is always the best option.

Workstations are often viewed as being the best for original music performance, with a larger palette for creating sounds, easy programming and the ability to use commercial MIDI files for covering songs. Pre-prepared MIDI files can also enable musicians to create a full band effect when playing.

Meanwhile, arrangers are looked on as highly professional instruments, with some people considering them to be the equivalent of a band in a box. The style function assists those struggling with time constraints to get results quickly, while the instruments are designed to sound as if they are being played in the live environment. Arrangers can also act as learning tools, exposing and giving insight into different genres of music.

Synth News

NAMM 2019 | The Korg Minilogue XD is a "Next Generation" Analog Synth with "Huge Potential"

The new-for-2019 Korg Minilogue XD expands on its predecessor and makes analog synthesis approachable for all.... More  »

15 Jan 2019 14:07

NAMM 2019 | KORG Expands the Volca Family with Volca Modular and Volca Drum

The Korg Volca Drum and Volca Modular expand the affordable Volca synthesizer family, ahead of Winter NAMM 2019.... More  »

15 Jan 2019 12:10

Introducing an Extra-Large Prophet X - the Sequential Prophet XL is Here.

The Sequential Prophet XL adds 76 weighted-action keys to the sample-meets-synthesis formula of the Prophet X.... More  »

23 Oct 2018 18:30

The MOOG One is the First MOOG Polysynth in Over 30 Years

It has been revealed that MOOG's code-named synthesizer, the LAS ("Long Awaited Synthesizer") is due for imminent release - the MOOG One polysynth is coming very soon!... More  »

4 Oct 2018 15:11