September 24, 2012

Open Mic: What’s The Best Synth Song Of All Time?

We are spoiled with the amount of technology that goes into synthesizers these days.  A synthesizer that performed simple functions in the 70’s could be as large as a piano top and cost several thousand dollars.  Before they were taken seriously, rock bands of the era would produce “switched on” versions of their hits, using synthesizers.

It wasn’t until Kraftwerk arrived with their customized synthesizers and showed the world just what a synthesizer was capable of producing.  Of course, this sound quickly became commercialized, giving us the Gary Numans of the era, as well as a boost in synthesizer technology.  The question is: What is the best synthesizer out there?  Is it a classic Moog variant?  Or is something digital and more advanced?…