Top 5 Synthesizers for Beginners in Digital Music | 2021

Whether you are an aspiring artist or a hobbyist interested in developing electronic tunes, synthesizers are a revolutionary tool in digital music. Since their invention in the 1950’s, a multitude of synthesizers have surfaced on the market, and it may be difficult to decide which to go with as a beginner. This list features some of the best and highest rated synths on the market, with the biggest bang for your buck, to get you started on your modern music dreams.

This 16-step sequencer is such a versatile instrument for beginners, at an amazing price for its capabilities. It has a polyphonic analog sound engine and loop sequencer, which lets you record phases as you play them. The voicing function allows you to easily create sound, and the motion sequencer records knob edits in real time. The Volca’s dynamic and user-friendly functions just keep going! With its own built-in speaker, you can play with this sound module anywhere.

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Another affordable synthesizer that doesn’t skip out on features is the Behringer CRAVE Analog Semi-Modular Synthesizer. With a 32-step sequencer and arpeggiator, this synth allows for some sophisticated music creation, whether it be EDM, synth-wave, or progressive rock. Beginners easily create super-rich sound with a 16-Voice Poly Chain and a pure analog signal path. This price-worthy instrument will take your electronic music capabilities to the next level.

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The MicroFreak is great for both beginners and collectors, with its affordability, rare and original sounds, and functional interface. It is well known as a digital polysynth with analog filters, to output that punchy nostalgic sound. With 12 oscillators, 5 engines, and 7 modes, this flexible instrument is a solid collection to any artist’s arsenal. 

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The MicroFreak is great for both beginners and collectors, with its affordability, rare and original sounds, and functional interface. It is well known as a digital polysynth with analog filters, to output that punchy nostalgic sound. With 12 oscillators, 5 engines, and 7 modes, this flexible instrument is a solid collection to any artist’s arsenal. 

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Roland’s small, but mighty machine combines smooth and warm analogue sound with digital clarity and versatility. The JD-Xi’s famous SuperNATURAL synth tones include 256 digital and 64 analogue presets, with the option to download more from Roland’s website for free! The 37-key synthesizer includes 4 simultaneous effects sections that artists can individually power on/off for each of the 3 synth sections and the drum track. This 4-track pattern is intuitive for beginners that has real-time and step recording modes. The JD-Xi’s microphone, a rare feature for synths in this price range, produces punchy robotic vocals with the help of the keyboard and AutoPitch.

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