What do you get when you're able to design a polyphonic analog synthesizer with no compromises? Not to a price point, not to finish the "What we need is a ... " sentence of a corporate marketing department, not for anything except excellence? You get something like the Schmidt Eightvoice. Instrument designer Stefan Schmidt was the founder of MAM, a company that in the 1990s designed a great TB-303 clone (the MB-33), a vocoder, and more. (Note: He's not to be confused with Stephan Schmitt, the founder of Native Instruments, who has also presented the world with a premium hardware synth, albeit of a very different sort: the Non-Linear Labs C15.)
The Schmidt features four oscillators per each of its eight voices, an all-analog signal path, a nearly one-knob-per-function user interface, and modulation and timbral possibilities one might not think possible in a subtractive synthesizer -- thanks in part to the fourth oscillator being able to generate complex waveforms. It's also handmade in Germany from premium materials. The buyer of the very first one to leave the factory was larger-than-life Hollywood film composer Hans Zimmer.
With all this in mind, you'd think it'd be expensive, and you'd be right: about 20,000 euros. That is, if you were lucky enough to have that money burning a hole in your pocket during the first two limited-production runs of 25 units each. The synth community thought that would be the last of it, but due to demand, Schmidt has announced that they're taking pre-orders on a third production run, also of 25 units, with deliveries expected in 2018.
Having played the Schmidt several times myself, I can attest that it's probably the hugest sounding and most satisfying polysynth I've ever laid hands on, as the video above from Swedish artist Firechild attests in case you need convincing. So if you can part with 19,900 euros (20,900 for the white faceplate version as shown above), send an email to email@example.com expressing your intentions.