Software Alternatives & Reviews

Seeking a first synth for beginner

Recommended and mentioned products

  1. Vital is a spectral warping wavetable synthesizer with drag'n'drop modulation workflow and animated preview of the synth's inner workings where needed. Comes with many modulation sources (including audio-rate), MPE support and FX chain.

    So if you want an actual synthesizer, the advice of u/futurewasteland_ to get a controller keyboard is a good one! There are free software synthesizers that are absolutely amazing; and if you liked those sounds on the arranger keyboards (which tend to be canned copies of the originals), you'll love what you can do with these.
  2. Open-source subtractive-hybrid synthesizer formerly sold commercially as Vember Audio Surge.

    So if you want an actual synthesizer, the advice of u/futurewasteland_ to get a controller keyboard is a good one! There are free software synthesizers that are absolutely amazing; and if you liked those sounds on the arranger keyboards (which tend to be canned copies of the originals), you'll love what you can do with these.