Of course synthesizer’s go so far back even before me, but during my generations between the 80′s and 90′s it was all about keboard synthesizer’s and during that time it was a thing called MIDI (and I know you young cats don’t know what midi is, well maybe some of you do)? (LOL) But back then we had to use what was called MIDI PATCH BAYS and we had to midi all of our synthesizer keyboards into the patchbay in order for the information to be read back from the computer into the midi device such as synthesizer’s.
Some of my favorite synthesizer’s back in the day were the mood synthesizer, and alot of the roland synthesizer’s like the (U-20, the Juno 106 which I still own, and the MKS-70), I also like the Yamaha, (TX-81Z and DX-7,). As we all know today you can basically buy a synthesizer in a box which is cool. It’s has it’s pro’s and con’s. Some of the synthesizer’s out of a box sound kind of thin to me because I come from the old school and using some of the analog synthesizer’s had more warmth and depth and were just plain ole fatter.
As music changes the ear begins to change and adapts more to the sound of todays synthesizer’s, which is cool. (LOL) So today I’m very accustomed to the computer synthesizer’s (and there are tons of them) but I would have to say some of my favorite now would be the native instrument synthesizer’s. I’ve fallen completely in love with synthesizer’s like Vanguard, The Blue and The Nexus. I also like some of the Spectrasonics Stylus RMX Kits.