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DON'T BE A JERK ~ This really shouldn't need to explicitly be a rule. Let people enjoy things.
NO PERSONAL ATTACKS ~ Please keep comments constructive! Personal attacks, insults, and unsolicited criticism of other posters' equipment or music will not be tolerated.
NO SALES POSTS ~ Please refrain from sales posts. No personal sales, there are much better venues for selling items. No gear trade or donation posts. If you have a commercial product, please message the mods first. Try /r/synths4sale
ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR OWN CONTENT ~ Links to streams of your music are allowed only if you intend on fielding questions about your production and your use of synthesizers in your music. If you are not willing to field questions then your post will be removed.
NO MEMES ~ Please refrain from meme type posts (macro texts, advice animals, cats, etc). Got to /r/synthesizercirclejerk or one of the Facebook Synth Memes groups instead.
LEAVE A COMMENT ON LINK POSTS ~ If you are posting a link, picture, or video, especially if it is your own content: please include a comment description to encourage discussion. Link posts without a comment from the original poster will be removed at the moderators discretion.
USE THE WHAT SHOULD I BUY STICKIE ~ If you are looking for your first synth, checkout out the What Should I Buy thread, the links in the sidebar and search this subreddit. Please don't make an "I have $x, what should I get" post if you haven't searched (and please don't let that be your first post here). WSIB posts will be removed at the moderators discretion.
Posts and comments that do not comply with the rules will be removed at moderator's discretion.
Choosing a Synth:
Please don't post a thread without searching first.
Looking for your first SOFTWARE synth?
- Check out the user-generated document (started by /u/bluetshirt):
Looking for your first HARDWARE synth?
- First, check out the user-generated spreadsheets (started by /u/pashimp):
- Hardware Synths
The Analog Synth Guides (by /u/Kidney05) for recent analog synths:
On eBay select the "Show only -> Sold listings" option to see the going rate
- Matrix Synth Auctions
- Synth Find
- Arturia Brutes
- Roland SH-101
- Moog Sub Phatty
- Korg Volca series
- Yamaha DX series
- Korg Microkorg
- Roland Juno 106
- MIDI for Dummies by /u/littlegreenalien
- Sound on Sound's Synth Secrets Modular Synth Basics
- FM Synthesis by /u/82364
- Advanced programming techniques for modular synthesizers
- Drum Synthesis Recipes
Gear and Software:
Music and Synthesis:
- Vintage Synth Explorer
- Synth Zone
- The Synthesizer Sympathizer
Instructions and Manuals: