The Best Electronic Music Synthesizers

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In this blog, we will be discussing the best electronic music synthesizers. This will include a list of the best products on the market, as well as a buyer’s guide to help you make the best decision for your needs.


An electronic music synthesizer is an electronic musical instrument that generates audio signals that can be converted into sounds. Synthesizers may imitate traditional musical instruments such as piano, flute, vocals, or natural sounds such as ocean waves; or generate new electronically produced sounds. They are often played with a musical keyboard, but they can be controlled via a variety of other input devices, such as guitars, drums, joysticks, and wind controllers, and via digital audio software packages.

Korg Minilogue XD

Korg’s Minilogue has been one of our favorite synths for a while now, and the company has continued to support it with some great updates. The latest is the Minilogue XD, which adds an OLED display, new filters, effects, and more. It’s a great update to an already excellent synth.

Moog One

The Moog One is a polyphonic analog synthesizer that was released in 2018. It is the first polyphonic synth from Moog in over 35 years and features 3 analog oscillators, 2 filters, an arpeggiator, and a host of other features. The Moog One is considered to be one of the best electronic music synthesizers on the market today.

Novation Summit

Novation’s Summit is a unique take on the polyphonic analog synth. It is capable of some truly stunning sounds, especially when you start to tweak the original waveforms with the on-board effects. The synth also has a very intuitive layout, making it easy to create new sounds.

Behringer Model D

The Behringer Model D is a fabulous sounding synth. It’s got that classic analog sound, and it’s got a very nice price tag. If you’re looking for an affordable synthesizer that sounds great, the Behringer Model D is a great option.

Roland Boutique SE-02

Roland Boutique SE-02 Analog Synthesizer

Roland’s Boutique series reconnects us with the joy of creating sounds that are uniquely our own, inspired by the classic synths of yesteryear. The limited-edition SE-02 Analog Synthesizer is a true collaborated effort between Roland and Studio Electronics, experts in analog signal path design. It features all-new circuitry with discrete components, just like the classic analog synths of the 1970s and ’80s that so many of us grew up loving.

With its thick, warm tones and tight low end, the SE-02 is capable of delivering everything from classic synth basses to vintage keys and beyond. It’s also got some great filter options for shaping your sounds, along with modulation capabilities that’ll give your patches even more character and depth. And best of all, the Roland Boutique SE-02 gives you hands-on control over all its parameters, so you can really get into tweaking your patches and creating something truly special.

Arturia MicroFreak

The Arturia MicroFreak is a hybrid synthesizer that combines analog oscillators with digital modulation. It’s one of the most popular electronic music synthesizers on the market, and for good reason. The MicroFreak is incredibly versatile, capable of producing a wide range of sounds. It’s also very user-friendly, making it perfect for beginners and experienced synthesists alike.


We hope you enjoyed our guide to the best electronic music synthesizers. These instruments can be used to create a wide range of sounds, from classic analog tones to complex digital textures. If you’re just getting started in the world of synthesis, we recommend checking out some of the entry-level options on our list. Once you have a better understanding of how these instruments work, you can start exploring some of the more advanced options. Whatever route you decide to take, we’re sure you’ll find these instruments to be a fun and valuable addition to your musical arsenal.

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