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Pioneered in the '70s and dominating the music of the '80s, the digital synthesizer has become one of the most formidable pieces of modern gear. Utilizing digital signal processing (DSP) to achieve synthesis as opposed to analog circuitry and components, digital synthesis captures entire worlds of sound with continually improving technology. From monoliths like the Yamaha DX7 to modern staples like Nord Lead series, find the best digital synths for sale right here.

What are digital synths?

Digital synths are synthesizers that use digital signals (computerized signals) to control their oscillators and filters. In a way, they’re essentially computers with a keyboard or other interface that makes the sounds synthesizers are known for.

What is the best digital synthesizer for beginners?

The best digital synthesizer for a beginner is one that is affordable, well-made, and inspires the player. Popular affordable models include the Korg Volca FM, the Novation Circuit, and the Arturia MicroFreak.

What was the first digital synthesizer?

The first digital synthesizer to be commercially released with any success was the Yamaha DX7. It is still one of the best-selling synthesizers in history and is known for its cold, glassy sound.

How do digital synthesizers compare to analog?

The biggest difference in digital synths vs. analog synths is how the oscillator is controlled. With an analog synth, the oscillator is voltage-controlled whereas digital synths are numerically controlled via binary 1s and 0s. In other words, a digital synthesizer is more akin to a computer with a controller and interface.

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