10 Incredible Synths for Sale on Reverb RIGHT NOW
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Do you think synths are awesome? Are you always coveting synths, be they analog, digital, modern, or vintage? Do you wish we would hit you with 10 incredible synths you can get on Reverb right now?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are a bunch of super hot fancy dancy incredible synths on Reverb as of this typing…so let’s go!
The Moog Grandmother 32-Key Semi-Modular Analog Synthesizer is a powerful and versatile instrument for both experienced and novice synth enthusiasts. Its semi-modular design allows users to explore creative soundscapes through patching and routing of its various oscillators, envelopes, filters and modulation processors. The Grandmother also comes equipped with a 32-key Fatar keyboard, pre-loaded presets and access to the official Moog Eurorack module library. This iconic instrument delivers the best of both worlds – classic tones with modern flexibility! And it’s a Moog! Dude!
The Korg Minilogue XD Polyphonic Analogue Synthesizer is an incredibly powerful and feature-rich 4-voice analog synth. It boasts a full slate of oscillators, envelopes, filters and modulation processors never before seen in the Korg Minilogue range. Its unique voice modes allow for expressive sound shaping and the customizable 16-step sequencer provides convenient sequencing capabilities. With a user-friendly interface and with access to the full library of Korg synthesizer modules, this is truly an all-in-one synth that can take your music production to new heights! Oh, and yours truly has one and is addicted to it so there’s that.
The Behringer TD-3 Analog Bass Line Synthesizer is Behringer’s clone of the classic TB-303, only way way cheaper to pick up. It’s a bitchin little instrument that allows you to explore classic basslines with modern flexibility. It features two oscillators, a resonant filter, envelope controls and full LFO modulation capabilities for creating dynamic sounds. The sequencer can be used to create intricate rhythmic patterns and the built-in drive control adds warmth and depth to your sound. The Behringer TD-3 is perfect for creating basslines that stand out in any mix, giving you the freedom to craft unique sonic textures suited to your own musical style. And it’s like 120 bones, too!
The Roland JU-06A Boutique Series Synthesizer Module is the perfect way to jump into legendary Roland analog synthesis. This compact and powerful module houses a complete set of iconic JUNO-106 sounds, plus a host of additional features like classic chorus and envelope settings. With its onboard arpeggiator, you can create complex rhythms with ease and its headphone output lets you connect directly to your listening device. The JU-06A’s intuitive interface and classic design make it easy for musicians of all levels to explore the world of analog synth sounds. Oh, and did we mention it’s actually a Roland? That’s cool, in case you didn’t know.
The Nord Stage 3 HA88 Hammer Action 88-Key Digital Piano is an advanced and highly portable digital piano that offers a realistic experience for any pianist. It features an expressive 88-key hammer action keyboard for a dynamic playing feel, as well as grand weighted action and organ drawbar settings to recreate classic sounds. The excellent sound quality of the Nord Stage 3 HA88 is backed by its powerful triple amplifier system, providing superior audio performance in any environment. With its intuitive interface, huge library of sounds, and semi-weighted keys, the Nord Stage 3 HA88 is an ideal choice for the creative musician on the go. Full-size Nord synths are pretty pricey, but if you have the dough they are well worth it.
We wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t include something for you Eurorack fans. The Make Noise Maths Eurorack Modular Synth Analog Computer Module is a powerful and versatile analog modular system that allows you to explore the world of modular synthesis. With its intuitive interface and compact size, this module provides access to an entire universe of generator functions, logic operations, voltage processor functions, and parameter control options – all in one module. Additionally, the Make Noise Maths comes with two flexible audio inputs and outputs, allowing you to create complex soundscapes and manipulate existing sounds with ease. Whether you’re looking to expand your current setup or build a synth from scratch, the Make Noise Maths offers an exciting and rewarding journey into the world of modular synthesis.
Ok this one is weird, admittedly, but sometimes you just have to branch out to find that next crazy sound. Although funky looking, the Suzuki Omnichord OM-84 is actually a versatile electronic instrument that combines the sounds of a traditional guitar and organ with the features of a synthesizer. This unique instrument offers a wide range of sounds, including strings, flutes, vibraphone, piano and chorus effects. It also comes with built-in memory for storing up to 24 song patterns and 16 rhythm tracks for creating complex musical arrangements. And here’s the secret reason I included this beast: I had a friend in grad school who wrote a software emulation of this thing. It was awesome!
The Yamaha DX7 Digital FM Synthesizer is a classic piece of electronic music technology from the 1980s – in other words, you need it! This award-winning synthesizer is renowned for its realistic (by 80’s standards) digital sound and its iconic drum sounds that can be heard in countless hit songs (Take On Me, Heaven Is A Place On Earth, you get the picture). With its powerful six-operator FM synthesis engine, the DX7 allows you to create an unlimited range of unique sounds, from barking basslines to crystalline bells and searing leads. Its intuitive user interface makes it easy to explore the world of digital synthesis without getting lost in a sea of menus and parameters.
Rackmount tone modules were the snit before plugins were a thing. Grab yourself one keyboard controller, a MIDI patch bay, and a bunch of tone modules, and you could conquer the world without having to take up space like Paul Shaffer on Letterman. The Oberheim Matrix 1000 is a classic analog synthesizer that combines the soulful sound of vintage synths with digital technology. It’s powered by a powerful 24-bit digital processor, allowing users to create incredibly detailed and nuanced sounds. The Matrix 1000 comes loaded with a vast selection of preset sounds as well as an extensive library of user-created patches, giving keyboardists countless ways to customize their sound. It’s an Oberheim. Maybe that’s all you needed to hear.
The Teenage Engineering PO-32 Pocket Operator Tonic Drum Synthesizer is an innovative and powerful drum synthesizer that’s perfect for both professionals and beginners. It has a simple layout with all the controls you need to generate creative, expressive rhythm sounds. You can use it in combination with other gear or as a standalone instrument, thanks to its built-in effects, sequencers and wireless transmission capability. With its intuitive design, extensive sample library and surprisingly powerful sound engine, the PO-32 Tonic Drum Synthesizer from Teenage Engineering is an ideal tool for any producer looking to make their beats stand out – which may be why I keep seeing it featured in Instagram reels.