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Best synths on a budget


Whether you are a beginning producer or looking to add another addition to the arsenal, we've got you covered on what's best on a budget. From Korg to Roland, these synths will get you where you need to go and might even surprise you along the way.

1. Arturia Microbrute Analog Synthesizer - The Microbrute with its redesigned sub-oscillator enables it to produce a classic sounding lead and thick sounding bass, perfect for techno. Its Mod Matrix allows you to reroute/patch from three modulation sources- ENV, LFO and Keyboard CV to six modulation destinations on the panel itself, adding more power to this already thumping machine.

2. Korg Volca FM - The Volca FM is a compact machine and ready to withstand years of production. Ready-to-go with a sequencer, built-in speaker, MIDI input and 3.5mm sync in/out, the FM is up to whatever challenge you throw at it.

3. Korg Volca Modular - Heralded as one of the most unique Korg's out there, the Volca is a perfect compact semi-modular synth. The Volca's attractiveness begins with the ability to create sounds without any necessary patching. With the included patch cables, you’ve got a total of 50 patch points to experiment with.

4. Korg Volca Keys - The Korg Keys is something to behold. Delivering an astonishing sound that takes full advantage of Korg's half-century of know-how in circuit design, with a simple structure that includes a delay effect and a sequencer, the Korg Keys is an optimum choice for a proper first synth.

5. IK Multimedia UNO -  With 2 oscillators, 100 presets, 2-octave keyboard and 27 notes; the UNO is everything you need. With a built-in step-edit control and up to 20 parameters, the UNO is a beast and sets the standard.


Author: Techno 24/7

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