Hardware Synths from NAMM 2013

by Nikolozi Meladze

I've been a software synth guy since I got into making electornic music and I've only ever owned handful of hardware synths. But this year's NAMM renewed my interest in them. It doesn't hurt to have one or two hardware synthesizers lying around the studio just to get all tactile with sound at times. Three synths from this year's NAMM piqued my interest: Moog Sub Phatty, KORG MS-20 Mini and of course Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12. As amazing as Prophet 12 sounds I can't justify spending US$2999 on it. Sub Phatty and MS-20 Mini are priced reasonably. So, sometime this year I'll probably pick one of them up. Here are some demo videos to get you drooling: