7 Virtual Synths That Blow Most Hardware Synths Out of the Water

There's no doubting the joy of using a real hardware synthesizer. The tactile controls are difficult to beat. But when it comes to sound these 7 virtual synths more than hold their own.  

Joe is a musician, engineer, and producer in NYC. Over the years, as a small studio operator and freelance engineer, he's made recordings of all types from music & album production to v/o & post. He's also taught all aspects of recording and music technology at several NY audio schools, and has been writing articles for Recording magaz... Read More


Jay Asher
I trust these are not in order of how good you think they are, Joe?
It'd be great to finally see a Tassman tutorial, here or ANYwhere.
An incredibly powerful synth that should've been included = Propellerhead's THOR...
Loren Tucker
Hey Joe (or anyone else who might know)rl,
It seems like Chromaphone is a little bit like Sculpture synth in Logic Pro. How would you say they compare?

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