If anyone wanted to suggest that the hardware synthesizer is dead and we are all using virtual instruments, then 2017 has enough evidence to prove them wrong.
Brands as diverse as Teenage Engineering and Dave Smith have been bringing exciting new hardware to us during 2017.
Old synths like the ARP Odyssey were reimagined by Korg and as was the Stylophone. But there was no shortage of new ideas from boutique and big name brands alike.
Hardware synths are alive and well in 2017.
With so many new products launched in 2017 is there in your opinion one stand out product? Is there one synth that is either so good or so original, or both that you think deserves to be the Synth of 2017?
This is unscientific and simply a garnering of opinions from the community - there are no right or wrong answers, so tell us what made you think about reaching for your credit card!