Six of the best do-it-all pow­er­synths

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Spec­tra­son­ics Om­ni­sphere 2 | £339

A firm favourite for pro­duc­ers and com­posers, this syn­the­sis jug­ger­naut sup­plies tons of syn­the­sis types: VA, wavetable, gran­u­lar, and much more.

Ap­ple Alchemy |

The star of last is­sue’s Tool­kit on gran­u­lar synths, the ex-Camel Au­dio synth-and-sam­ple-man­gler can also be used for spec­tral, ad­di­tive, for­mant and VA syn­the­sis.

Vengeance-Sound VPS Avenger | £175

Up to eight os­cil­la­tors (all syn­the­sis types, sam­ple im­port and even mul­ti­sam­ples avail­able), a drum se­quencer(!), and be­yond.

Stein­berg HALion 6 | £300

No longer just a sam­pler, this now of­fers mul­ti­ple syn­the­sis types, plus fea­tures for build­ing stand­alone in­stru­ments – in­clud­ing GUI com­po­nents – en­tirely from scratch.

UVI Fal­con | €349

A semi­mod­u­lar beast of a hy­brid that can per­form mul­ti­ple sam­pling and syn­the­sis types side-by-side. You can even make your own in­stru­ment de­signs with LUA script­ing.

Parawave Au­dio Rapid | €180

While you can’t im­port your own sam­ples, each of Rapid’s eight lay­ers can house three os­cil­la­tors (mul­ti­sam­ples, wavetable, VA, etc) with up to eight-voice uni­son.

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